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    WGBH
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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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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (7th activity on the page), learners use their sense of hearing to find a "sound match." Learners shake containers filled with items like dry seeds, sand, beans, etc. and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Make your own speaker with a magnet, wire, and paper cup! If you have a radio with a headphone plug and an old pair of headphones, this is a great tinkering activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this interactive game, learners will test their memory of animal and insect sounds. Flip over cards, listen to the sound, and try to find the ones that match. Three levels of play ranges from...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners experiment with their voices and noisemakers to understand the connections between vibrations and the sounds created by those vibrations. This resource includes three...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 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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    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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is an online simulation of how sound changes due to environment. How does place--like a cave, a pier, or a forest--affect certain sounds? Move the sound pieces around and change the location...

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a rain stick, a musical instrument originating in South America. With a cardboard tube, some nails, and a handful of uncooked beans...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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