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Steve Spangler Science: Talking Cups
Steve Spangler Science

How can cups talk? With a toothpick, some string, and some good vibrations!

Arizona Science Center: Bee Buzzer
Arizona Science Center

Spring and summer mean warmer weather, and lots of sounds in the air!

Phil Tulga: Musical Geometry with Origami
Phil Tulga

Learn how to fold origami poppers out of paper. It helps to develop spatial sense by working with geometric shapes, and it also makes a surprisingly loud popping sound!

Arizona Science Center: Upcycled Science - Create Your Own Musical Instrument
Arizona Science Center

Traditionally made from the skeletons and spines of cacti, rainsticks recreate the sound of falling rain and were believed to be used by ancient cultures to summon rainstorms.

Phil Tulga: Panpipes
Phil Tulga

If you’re interested in building a pan flute, or a set of pan pipes, this is the page for you!

Brains On! Mystery Sound Extravaganza!
Brains On!

OMG, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for… an all-out, wall-to-wall, super-duper Mystery Sound show.

Phil Tulga: Tubular Glockenspiel
Phil Tulga

Play the virtual glockenspiel, learn how to make your instrument, and discover all of the great songs your homemade glockenspiel can play.

Mathalicious: Siren Song
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students come up with equations in several variables to explore the Doppler Effect, which explains how sound from a moving object gets distorted.

Mystery Science: How Do They Make Silly Sounds in Cartoons?
Mystery Science

In this Mystery, students investigate vibrations as a source of sound effects for movies.

OLogy: T. rex Roar Mixer
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

Mix the sounds of different animals to create the roar of the Tyrannosaurus rex!

The Kennedy Center: Brass Instruments and Pitch
The Kennedy Center

Slides, valves, buttons – what do all those things on the brass instruments really do?

The Kennedy Center: Woodwind Instruments and Pitch
The Kennedy Center

What makes a flute sound different from a saxophone?