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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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    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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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math lesson, learners search for hidden ducks in the room without collecting the ducks and design their own method for keeping track of what they find. Discussion follows to compare methods...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 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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    Colorado State University
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    This is a series of three quick science activities to do with a spoon, knife, and fork. In the first two activities, learners use the flatware to explore optics, mirrors, reflection, and distortion...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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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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    Center for Engineering and Computing Education, University of South Carolina
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    Learners build a simple electromagnet, then use this electromagnet to transform a yogurt container into a working speaker. They can connect their speaker to a radio and listen as it transmits sound...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners observe, explore and investigate vibrating instruments in everyday places and create music in unique ways. Using kitchen tools like pots and pans made out of various...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a cuica or chirping bird using straw, string, and a bottle cap. Use this activity to explore the interplay of motion and sound.

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