Steve Spangler Science: Singing Rod

You cause a metal rod to vibrate in your fingers and are rewarded when it sings to you.

This classic science demonstration is sure to wake you up… and probably the people down the street… and for sure every dog in the neighborhood! It’s easy enough: hold an aluminum rod and simply slide rosined fingers along it lightly to produce ethereal sounds. It takes some patience but with a little practice and some science know-how, you’ll become a Singing Rod virtuoso.


Science Topics
Physics, Sound
K-6
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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