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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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Break open that used musical toy and squish some Play-Doh over the circuit boards, and you will hear some weird and distorted sounds the manufacturer never intended! In this activity learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 4 of the PDF), learners will--using nothing more than a coat hanger and some string--explore and understand sound energy and how it moves. Use this activity to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, you'll use a straw, a water bottle and a paper tube to make an instrument that's very much like a saxophone. The activity, which teaches students about sound, vibration,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 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 using some metal pipes, rubber bands, and a baseboard. Note: this activity requires the use of a drill and drill bits, not...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    From this How To slide show, you create an Audio Tape Bow that can play distorted audio sounds by running it across a tape head. Learners will open up cassette tapes and used tape players to see...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo about piezoelectricity, learners discover how some crystals produce electricity when squeezed. Learners investigate the history of piezoelectricity, how it's used, and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this hands-on activity, learners make simple musical instruments ("oboes") out of straws. In a related video, Mr. O and his assistants engineer musical instruments, discovering the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Make a hilarious honker! Fasten a piece of string through a hole in the end of a plastic cup and discover the hilarious sounds you can make. Find out how the length, tautness and wetness of the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this hands-on activity, learners make a simple musical instrument out of everyday office supplies. The instrument resembles a miniature washtub bass, a larger version of which is featured in the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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