Brains On! Making the Sands Sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park

When an avalanche happens at the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado, it sounds like the sand is singing.

Huh? How? Why? We learn about the special sand and the specific conditions that make this acoustic phenomenon possible. This is the third of five episodes looking at some of the coolest science happening at our National Parks.

Special thanks to Friends of the Island Fox.


Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families from American Public Media.

Science Topics
K-6, Middle School
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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