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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Put on a pair of gloves and be the conductor of your invisible orchestra! Use the Pico Cricket (micro-controller) light sensor to detect your hand movements, then program the Pico Cricket to play...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 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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    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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    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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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this is activity about sound and vibration, learners create their own 'flutes' with drinking straws, then investigate how changing the length of the straw affects the sounds that are...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 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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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own instruments using PVC pipes, soda bottles, and a straw. Note: this activity requires the use of a drill and drill bits, not...

    $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 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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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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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