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    The Exploratorium
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    Things that are different sizes and stiffness vibrate differently, and in this Exploratorium Science Snack, you'll see how rings of various diameters react to vibration and external forces....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 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.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners use common household items to build musical instruments. This lesson guide includes step-by-step instructions for building five instruments: a torsion drum; buzzer;...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor. Learners use this table to simulate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 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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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners make an instrument that sounds like a turkey. Their fingers rub on the string and the cup amplifies the vibrations, producing sound. Learners experiment to make various sounds.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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