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 LEVEL III

Slinky Sound

 Paper Cup Telephone

 Musical Bottles

 Sound of Voices

 Musical Instruments

 

 Slinky Sound

Materials:

  • 2 paper cups
  • 1 meter of string
  • 2 paper clips
  • 1 topy metal slinky

Directions:

  1. Make a hole in the bottom of each cup.
  2. Cut the string in half. Insert one end of each string into each of the cups.
  3. Tie each string to a paper clip inside each cup.
  4. Stretch the slinky to about 2 meters in length.
  5. Tie the end of one of the strings to the slinky. Tie the other string near the first one.
  6. Put both cups to your ears. Have a partner pluck one end of the slinky.
  7. Listen! What does it sound like to you?
  8. Try other items such as a coat hanger, fork, spoon etc.

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Paper Cup Telephone

Materials:

  • Paper cups
  • 6 meters heavy string
  • Sharp pencil
  • Paper Clips

Directions:

  1. Make a small hole in the center of the bottom of each cup with a pencil.
  2. Pull each end of the string through the holes in the cup.
  3. Tie a knot in the end of the string or tie the string to a small paper clip.
  4. Do the same thing to the other paper cup
  5. Pull the string tight
  6. Have one student talk into one cup while another student holds the other cup over their ear.
  7. Ask the students, to explain how their voice got to the other cup.

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Musical Bottles

This is a common activity. The students fill 8 bottles with water. Each bottle has different levels of water in it. The students tap out a tune or blow across the tops of the bottles to make a sond and tune.

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Sound of Voices

Have the class put their hands on their throat and hum. They should feel a vibration. Now have the class blow up a balloon. Then have the students pull on each side of the balloon. What happens as the rubber Vibrates?

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Musical Instruments

There are various books that show you how to build musical instruments. The students could show their instruments and explain how they work. Then you could have a classroom musical band.

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