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    Make your own simple speaker so you can listen to your favorite radio station. Just wind a coil, attach it to a piece of cardboard or Styrofoam, hold a magnet nearby, and listen. This activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a compact disc to make a spectrometer, an instrument used to measure properties of light. Learners use their spectrometer to view a continuous spectrum produced by...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own banjo out of a coffee can. Learners experiment with the canjo to change the instrument's pitch and timbre. <b>...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore electricity and conductivity to find that many things conduct electricity including copper, pencil lead, fruit, play-doh, and even people! Learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Break open that used musical toy and squish some Play-Doh over the circuit boards, and you will hear some weird and distorted sounds the manufacturer never intended! In this activity learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this group activity, learners see and hear the speed of sound. A learner designated the "gonger" hits a gong, once every second, as the rest of the group watches and listens from a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a slide whistle using PVC pipe, bamboo skewer, and piece of foam. Construction of the instrument is relatively simple. Learners will experiment making sounds and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    From this How To slide show, you create an Audio Tape Bow that can play distorted audio sounds by running it across a tape head. Learners will open up cassette tapes and used tape players to see...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a musical drum using a cardboard tube, plastic wrap, and beads. Learners use a saw to cut the tube, a drill to make holes for a handle, and a hair dryer to seal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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