String Science Game

The string science game is one of the cool science experiments for children and educational kids games.

Guitars have strings and make pretty music when played.

Violins and banjos also have strings and also make music.

So it makes sense that strings can produce music.

In this experiment you won't have a musical instrument.

But you'll hear sounds coming from the strings that will amaze you!

Music lovers will find this an awesome activity!!

Amaze your friends with your skills!



Need

2 pieces of string about 10 inches long, 2 paper clips, one small can and one paper cup

Begin

Take the can and fill it 1/2 full with water.

Using a pin, get an adult to make a hole in the bottom of the cup.

Get a piece of string and tie one paper clip to one end of it.

Take the other piece of string and pull one end through the hole in the bottom. Tie the other paper clip to the top of this string.

Take the first string not in the cup by the paper clip and hold it between your fingers.

Dip your fingers in the water in the can and get them wet. Starting at the top of the string, squeeze it, then move your fingers up and down the string.

You should hear a sound!

Now take the string in the cup and pull the string the rest of the way through.

Hold the cup in your hand and dip your fingers in the water again.

Once again, squeeze the string and move your fingers down it and back up.

You should hear a different sound!

Enjoy this string science game!


Thermometer Game

Heat is connected with warmth like the sun, summer months or a hot shower.

Temperatures rise when it gets hot. This experiment lets you watch a thermometer's numbers rise - inside your house!

Pre-Fun

Need: one thermometer, glass jar and lid, a clean scouring pad (steel wool), small bowl and vinegar

Go!

Take the thermometer and place it inside the jar. Put the lid back on the jar.

After 5 minutes, look at the temperature. Remember it or write it down.

Remove the thermometer from the jar and sit it aside.

Get your bowl and place the scouring pad in it. Pour the vinegar over the pad until it is completely wet.

Parents can do this for younger children.

After 60 seconds, remove the pad from the bowl, squeezing out the vinegar over the bowl.

Place the steel wool pad around the bottom of the thermometer then put them back into the jar and secure the lid.

Wait 5 minutes then look at the temperature.

The temperature should rise! How many degrees did it rise?

Remove them from the jar. Remove the scouring pad from the thermometer. What happens to the temperature?

Place the thermometer back into the jar and close the lid? What happens now? Did the temperature rise, fall or stay the same?

Teachers can use this in the classroom, too.







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