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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our STEM Mentoring for the Planet program. This week's theme:

The Science of Sound 🔊

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The Science of Sound 

Sound is a special kind of energy. It moves in waves and fills our ears. But how does it happen? Watch this video from Science Trek to find out more about the science of sound.

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Sounds of the Aquarium

Check out this playlist to hear what beluga whales, sea lions, seals, and African penguins sound like, how the animals make sounds and what they might be talking about!

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Bird Song Hero

Play this matching game from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to learn more about bird song — both what it sounds like and what it looks like! Watch the short video tutorial and then give it a try.   

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Wave on a String

Try this simulation from PhET to see what a wave on a string can look like based on several variables that you can change however you like.

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Hands-On Sound Activities

Try some of these fun activities about sound from the Exploratorium’s 'Science Snacks' collection. Use household items to make musical instruments, speakers and more!   

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Explore Sound with BrainPop

Watch movies, take quizzes and play games to learn more about sound. To get 30 days of free access to BrainPop during the COVID-19 crisis, select “Request Free Access” at the top of the page then select “Family Access.”

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