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    The Exploratorium
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    With a straw, two craft sticks, and some rubber bands, construct a noisemaker called a Sound Sandwich and explore how vibration produces sound. Instructions for the activity can be downloaded from...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity related to music and sound vibrations, learners make a phonograph or record player out of simple materials. First, learners assemble the turntable, arm, and sound cone. Then, they...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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 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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched. The Pico Cricket then plays back...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners build pan pipes out of drinking straws by cutting them to different lengths. Then, learners make music by blowing across the straws and playing some well-known songs. Use this activity to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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