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00:01:15
An introduction to an instrument much like a saxophone but made of a water bottle and a paper tube.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:10:32
A detailed demonstration of how to make the saxophone-like membranophone, including a discussion of materials needed.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:54
The science behind the water bottle membranophone, including a discussion of how air vibrates the instrument's membrane, producing sound.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:03:20
PETER WHITEHEAD is an instrument builder, performer, and composer. His singular instruments, often based on folk instruments from around the world, feature unusual found materials. Among his many instruments are the Heart Banjo, made from a baking tin; the Lawn Lyre, made from an old lawnmower and a metal oil pan; and the Spoonharp, made from a five-gallon metal drum, a eucalyptus branch, and kitchen spoons. Originally from England, Whitehead is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founding member of the Mobius Operandi performance group, he also performs regularly with Closer To Carbon, an improvisational trio.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Music | Browse All

Date: February 15, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science
Running Time:
00:41:34
Produced by students from San Francisco's Aim High Program. Today they ask, how do our ears work? Can we communicate without words? How do whales communicate under water? Why don't bats slam into trees as they fly? Middle school students will interview Exploratorium Educator Ken Finn and Biologist Dr. Karen Kalumuck, plus special surprise guests!

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: May 18, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology