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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    What's a Pickle-Oh? Two pieces of pickle on a stick are connected to a Pico Cricket (micro controller). When you slide the pickles apart the note changes. You can also expand on the activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 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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    In this activity, learners create a hearing based memory game that they can share with friends. Learners fill one group of film canisters with various sound-making items, like dried beans or sand,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, you'll use a paper cup, a piece of cloth, and some string to make a musical instrument called a cuica (pronounced KWEE-kah). Cuicas are 'friction drums' of African...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this quick activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will construct an oboe-like instrument from a plastic drinking straw by cutting the end to split it into two loose flaps, like reeds on an oboe....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Play-Doh is conductive! Use the semiconductive qualities of Play-Doh to make your own squeezable instrument. Pico Cricket is required. This activity is great as a walk-up activity for all ages, and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 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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    In this interactive game, learners compare their music-listening skills with that of a three-month-old baby. This game challenges learners to listen to pairs of tunes and detect whether their...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate sound and vibration by making a "bee hummer"--a toy that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around. The activity includes three...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Audio Boggle is an activity that lets you listen to a track (that you make yourself) and see what you can hear! To make a recording to use for Audio Boggle, you’ll need a microphone, a sound...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours

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