Sound Projects with a Music Lab You Can Build By Robert Gardner Hardcover Book 128 pages
How does sound travel? Why do some instruments have a hollow box under the strings? Learn to build your own musical instruments with simple materials found around your home. Use your music lab to discover the science behind music and sound. These exciting experiments will also give students ideas for science fair projects.
For grades 5 and up.
Chapter 1: The Science of Sound
Vibrations: The Cause of Sounds
A Bull Roarer
Sound, Frequency and Pitch
How Sound Travels
A Sound Trumpet
Sound in Solids and Liquids
Chapter 2: Science and Music
The Science of Strings
Waves, Standing Waves and Harmonics
Waves, Octaves, Music and Math
A String Telephone and a "Bell"
A Vibrating Air Column
Sounds of the Sea: Resonance with Tubes of Air
Chapter 3: Instruments With Strings
What Is the Purpose of a Mute on a Stringed Instrument?