Sound Wave
Light Sound and Waves

Bee Swinger

At home for 5-11 11-14


What you need

  • An ice lolly stick
  • Blu Tack
  • String
  • A thick rubber band
  • Sticky tape
  • Thin card
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Put a blob of Blu Tack at both ends of the lolly stick
  2. Cut a piece of thin card so it fits between the blobs, then tape it to the stick
  3. Tie a piece of string securely next to one of the blobs of Blu Tack
  4. Then stretch the rubber band around the lollystick
  5. Find a clear space and swing your bee swinger about your head
  6. Try cutting the card into difference shapes - can you hear a difference?

Results and Explanation

As the been swinger moves through the air, the rubber band starts to vibrate. The card amplifies the sound so that you can hear it.

These experiments have not been specifically safety tested for home use but we believe them to be safe if the instructions are followed. Adult supervision or direction is recommended as appropriate. All experiments are carried out at your own risk.

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