Sound experiments in your own music lab
by Gardner, Robert. [ISBN: 9780766069602]
Ever wonder how flutes, harps, guitars, pianos, or drums produce sound? Find out by building your own musical instruments! Using supplies and tools that are easy to find, you can experiment with frequency, vibration, harmonics, and more- all with homemade instruments. Follow the suggestions for expanding the ideas to develop your own unique science fair project!
The science of sound & music
by Levine, Shar [ISBN: 9780806971834]
It’s music to your ears–but why does one instrument make a different sound than another? What separates music from noise? Why can we physically feel the beat of a big, bass drum in our bodies? And, how do we hear tone and rhythm? Uncovering the answers to these questions is a symphony of fun, and an entertaining way to understand physics and math! Each of these safe and “sound” experiments–delightfully illustrated with lively, colorful pages filled to bursting with photographs, drawings, and cartoons–uses ordinary materials to teach fabulous facts about the bangs, slaps, whistles, claps, and harmonies in our world. Study sound waves; play with changes in pitch; confuse the brain into thinking you’re hearing something when you’re not; and test out your vocal chords. Entertaining to look at and enjoyable to do! Grades 4 – 6.