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Science Fun #2: Music

Did you know that music was science? Well, it is! The science of sound can be fascinating. In this lesson suggestion, you will find directions for making several homemade musical instruments to investigate sound.

Make a simple musical instrument that you can tune. Listen to the pitch of the sound and try ways to change the pitch.

Try to explain how the sound is made
Try to play a simple melody on your homemade instrument(s)

Directions for simple musical instruments:

Make Noise!
Shoebox Guitar
Box Guitar
Coffee Can Drum
Digeridoo
Maracas and Shakers
Maracas 2
Rainsticks
Humming Flutes
Kazoo
Musical Bottle


Other sites:

Science of Sound
Science of Sound 2

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