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An introduction to the cuica (pronounced KWEE-kah), a small friction drum used in Brazil's Carnival parade. A detailed demonstration of how to make this small friction drum, including a discussion of materials needed and how different kinds of materials make for cuicas that produce different sounds. The science behind this musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, resonance, and amplification. An introduction to a crowd-pleasing noisemaker called a sound sandwich, which you can adjust to raise or lower its pitch. A detailed demonstration of how to make this primitive wind instrument using little more than a straw, two craft sticks, and some rubber bands. The science behind this instrument, including a discussion of how vibration produces sound, and how long, massive objects vibrate slowly and produce a low-pitched sound, while shorter, less massive objects vibrate quickly and produce a high-pitched sound. An introduction to an instrument much like a saxophone but made of a water bottle and a paper tube. A detailed demonstration of how to make the saxophone-like membranophone, including a discussion of materials needed. The science behind the water bottle membranophone, including a discussion of how air vibrates the instrument's membrane, producing sound.
Join Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty as he serves up more hands-on activities related to science in Antarctica.