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Harmonies in your head: make amazing sounds only you can hear

A simple activity to explore how sound is made. All you need is a friend and a piece of string.

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How does pressure propel sailboats?

An activity about air pressure to explore what makes a good sail. You'll need some foil, styrofoam, paper, straws, a long pipe, tape, scissors, a stopwatch and water.

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How Do Bridge Designs Compare?

An activity to explore the strength of different designs of bridges. You'll need several drinking straws, masking tape, thread, scissors, four paper clips, a paper cup, lots of coins, all the same ...

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Halloween Sounds - Screaming Cup

A simple experiment to do on sound. All you need is a large plastic cup, piece of string and some water.

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Silent bell - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about sound vacuum. All you need is a glass bottle, pipe cleaner, small bell, wine saver pump and stopper.

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Sound of gas - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about speed of sound. All you need is an effervescent indigestion tablet, small glass bottle and water.

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Chicken sounds - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about vibration and amplification. All you need is a plastic cup or yoghurt pot, a damp cloth and some smooth string.

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Amazing Marshmallows - Physics to go

An experiment from our Physics To Go series about air pressure. All you need is marshmallows, wine bottle, vacuum wine saver pump and stopper.

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Straw Oboes - Physics to go

An experiment from our Physics To Go series about sound and frequency. All you need is a straws and scissors.

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Make a model eardrum to detect sound waves

A experiment to try out at home to see how your ears hear. All you need is a plastic bottle or cup, rubber band, balloon, dry ground coffee, scissors and a phone or speakers.

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