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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.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into sound frequency. Groups of learners will use an electronic keyboard (if one is available) to identify which note on the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    With three cans and some tape, make a drum that you bonk down on any surface to produce a variety of sounds. This activity also teaches you about pitch, vibration, and frequency. All over the world...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this quick activity (page 1 of the PDF) about sound vibrations, learners will investigate which small objects, such as coins, hex nuts, or marbles, produce the loudest “screams” when swirled...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing tube zithers, stringed instruments from Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Use this activity to demonstrate principles of sound including...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 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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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners create music from a series of bottles filed with water. Learners discover that the sound produced by each bottle depends on the amount of water in the bottle. Learners...

    free Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners create a straw oboe to explore sound and pitch. Learners are encouraged to experiment with different sized straws to examine how the width or length of the straw affects...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this environmental engineering activity, learners build windmills using everyday items. The first challenge is to build windmills that spin when placed in front of a fan. The second challenge is...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    WGBH
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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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