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January 26, 2021

Media Object: Storytime Science for Kids: The Sound Episode

Join us for Storytime Science—a storybook read-aloud, followed by a simple activity geared toward young children. This January, the Exploratorium's own Vivian Altmann reads Oscar and the Bat: A Book About Sound, written and illustrated by Geoff Waring. What's that sound? Oscar can hear it, but who's making it? Bat shows up to take Oscar on a sound tour of the garden and beyond. Check out a few quick sound demonstrations with Vivian, then try a sound hunt at home and learn how to make a buzzing bee toy. For the at-home sound hunt, you'll need a balloon. For the buzzing bee toy, you'll need: a popsicle stick an index card two cap erasers (the kind you stick on the end of a pencil) a rubber band (about 1/4-inch thick) a piece of string a strong stapler markers for decoration (optional) Then stick around for a noisy poem!