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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners listen to songs and decode hidden messages based on the same principle as a modem. As a final challenge, learners decode the binary messages in a music video. This is an...

    free Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build their own sound machines and explore the interplay of motion and sound. This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, cranks and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into whether hearing or seeing has a bigger effect on jump rope performance. Groups of learners will plan a Double Dutch jump...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners will listen to as many radio stations as possible to discover that AM radio signals can travel many hundreds of miles at night. Learners log the call signs, locations,...

    free Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    PBS
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    In this math activity, learners use a variety of sensory modalities to gain experiences with identifying, describing and creating repeating patterns. Learners read and act out the book, "Brown...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a slide whistle using PVC pipe, bamboo skewer, and piece of foam. Construction of the instrument is relatively simple. Learners will experiment making sounds and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This lesson (on pages 15-24 of PDF) explores how sound is caused by vibrating objects. It explains that we hear by feeling vibrations passing through the air. Learners take part in several...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own bagpipe instrument. Learners use PVC pipe, a ziploc bag, rubber tubing, rubber bands, a plastic bottle, and a rubber glove to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a musical drum using a cardboard tube, plastic wrap, and beads. Learners use a saw to cut the tube, a drill to make holes for a handle, and a hair dryer to seal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument toy that buzzes when you swing it. Use this activity to examine elements of sound including waves, vibrations, tone, pitch,...

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

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