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This simple toy sounds like a swarm of bees.
Give a light source the raspberry and watch it wiggle.
Build a cuíca—a musical instrument—and play with vibrations.
Wrap a string around your head and pluck to play music.
Play songs by banging a PVC pipe against your palm.
Listen to the radio in an unconventional way.
Demonstrate how different objects vibrate at different frequencies.
Create a sound system for music only you can hear.
Make a jumpy mechanical pet that takes itself for a walk.
Tune in to tunes with your teeth.
Two lips make sound.
This surprising instrument is fun to make—and even more fun to play.
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