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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design and create musical instruments from common objects; their challenge is to create an instrument that can make three different tones. They investigate how energy is transferred from...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Sound can travel through a variety of media. In a musical twist to the tin cans and string experiment, place string on a metal coat hanger to hear "secret bells" as you gently hit the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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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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    WGBH
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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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this game, learners create flash cards with an image on one side (of an animal, for example) and the sound that animal makes on the other. The object of this game is to use your mouth and your...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    If you got a big graduated or clear cylinder, water, a pipe, and a tuning fork, you've got a sound learning opportunity! Learn about resonance with this Exploratorium Science Snack.

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Listen to the beat of gravity. By taking two strings with weights tied to them at different, yet uniform intervals, you can hear the uniformity (and rhythm) of gravity's accelerating pull.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, you'll use a straw, a water bottle and a paper tube to make an instrument that's very much like a saxophone. The activity, which teaches students about sound, vibration,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Learners make bell bracelets, place them on their wrists or ankles, and then dance to the rhythms and sounds the bells make. Many cultures use ankle or wrist bells to make music during dancing....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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