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AfterSchool Activities:  Sound Sandwich Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:00:24
An introduction to a crowd-pleasing noisemaker called a sound sandwich, which you can adjust to raise or lower its pitch.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: sound, sound activity, sound experiment, vibration, hearing, ear, pitch, music, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Sound Sandwich Activity: Step-by-Step Demonstration (Clip)
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00:02:32
A detailed demonstration of how to make this primitive wind instrument using little more than a straw, two craft sticks, and some rubber bands.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: sound, sound activity, sound experiment, vibration, hearing, ear, pitch, music, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Sound Sandwich Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
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00:01:48
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.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: sound, sound activity, sound experiment, vibration, hearing, ear, pitch, music, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Stripped-Down Motor Activity: Introduction (Clip)
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00:00:40
An introduction to the stripped-down motor, a simple and easy-to-make version of the electric motors found in toys, tools, and appliances.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, magnet, magnetism, poles, force, battery, coil, circuit, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Stripped-Down Motor Activity: Materials (Clip)
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00:01:16
A detailed description of the simple materials needed to make a stripped-down motor.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, magnet, magnetism, poles, force, battery, coil, circuit, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Stripped-Down Motor Activity: Building the Stand (Clip)
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00:02:48
A step-by-step demonstration of how to make the stand for the stripped-down motor.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, magnet, magnetism, poles, force, battery, coil, circuit, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Stripped-Down Motor Activity: Making the Coil (Clip)
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00:05:16
A step-by-step demonstration of how to make the coil for the stripped-down motor.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, magnet, magnetism, poles, force, battery, coil, circuit, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Stripped-Down Motor Activity: More Science (Clip)
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00:01:41
How the stripped-down motor works, including a discussion of how electricity and magnetism combine to drive the machine.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, magnet, magnetism, poles, force, battery, coil, circuit, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Stripped-Down Motor Activity: Pointers (Clip)
Running Time:
00:01:26
Troubleshooting tips for making sure your stripped-down motor works well.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, magnet, magnetism, poles, force, battery, coil, circuit, afterschool

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AfterSchool Activities:  Stripped-Down Motor Activity: What's Going On (Clip)
Running Time:
00:01:29
A more detailed explanation of how the stripped-down motor works.

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Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: electricity, magnet, magnetism, poles, force, battery, coil, circuit, afterschool

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