- 2 paper cups
- 1 meter of string
- 2 paper clips
- 1 topy metal slinky
- Make a hole in the bottom of each
- Cut the string in half. Insert
one end of each string into each of the cups.
- Tie each string to a paper clip
inside each cup.
- Stretch the slinky to about 2
meters in length.
- Tie the end of one of the strings
to the slinky. Tie the other string near the first one.
- Put both cups to your ears. Have
a partner pluck one end of the slinky.
- Listen! What does it sound like
- Try other items such as a coat
hanger, fork, spoon etc.
- Paper cups
- 6 meters heavy string
- Sharp pencil
- Paper Clips
- Make a small hole in the center
of the bottom of each cup with a pencil.
- Pull each end of the string through
the holes in the cup.
- Tie a knot in the end of the string
or tie the string to a small paper clip.
- Do the same thing to the other
- Pull the string tight
- Have one student talk into one
cup while another student holds the other cup over their ear.
- Ask the students, to explain how
their voice got to the other cup.
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.
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?
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.