Sound Site: Activities: Vibrations Through Wood and Metal


  • Wooden dowel

  • Solid metal rod

  • Wind up clock


Listen to the clock ticking.

Hold one end ot the wood dowel against the face of the clock. Hold the other end of the dowel against the bone in front of your ear. Describe what you experience.

Repeat this with the metal rod.

Compare the sounds through wood and metal. Which transmits sound better?


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