Steve Spangler Science: Talking Cups

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

From the soulful crooning of an R&B singer to the deep roar of thunder, sounds are created by vibrations. So, if you’re looking to make a cup speak, you have to find a way to make it vibrate. Combining the plastic cups with a toothpick and a length of string is the first step… but how do we make it talk?


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

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