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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune. This lesson plan includes information on sound energy and pitch and the design process, as well as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this simple and fun activity, learners discover the relationship between vibration and sound by making a squeaky toy instrument out of simple household materials. Participants explore how...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate sound wave science, in stereo! Learners construct a "stereo" out of a metal coat hanger and piece of string to explore sound vibrations. Learners...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make some music by constructing a kazoo out of a simple plastic drinking straw. Use this activity to explore sound, vibrations, and music. Learners can experiment with...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a playable kazoo from inexpensive materials. They will experience how vibration creates sound waves and music. Changing the materials their kazoo is made of,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct drums out of everyday containers (like bowls or food containers) and shrink wrap. Learners use a hair dryer to affix and tighten the shrink wrap to the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a xylophone by filling glasses with different amounts of water and tapping them with a metal spoon. This classic instrument is embedded in a training course for...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    String Thing is an interactive online game in which learners change a virtual string's tension, length, and gauge to create different musical pitches. Educators can use this game as an...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners add headphones to a previously built instrument (see "Build a Band" activity) to make it easier to hear. This lesson plan includes information...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners explore soybeans, soak them in water to remove their coat, and then split them open to look inside. They also make a musical shaker out of paper cups, a cardboard tube, and soybeans. This...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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