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Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house.

An introduction to the bee hummer, a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.

A detailed demonstration of how to make the bee hummer, including a discussion of materials needed, troubleshooting tips if your hummer isn't humming well, and a demonstration of how the instrument should be played.

The science behind this simple musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, and amplification.