Sound – Fun Links (Weekly Unplugged Project)

By , September 14, 2009 10:41 am

I had all kinds of thoughts churning about in my head for this week’s Unplugged Project theme:  sound.  A science experiment, a game involving sounds, making a musical instrument.  But this weekend we were so naturally unplugged, that we didn’t have time for an Unplugged Project!

Soccer, a concert fundraiser for our school (a concert involves music which is sound, right?), homework, and then a lazy rainy and cool Sunday afternoon spent reading on the sofa in front of the fire.  That wonderful first fire of the season.  Fall is definitely on its way.

This week I offer instead, a few quick links related to sound.  Not terribly “unplugged” perhaps, but hopefully useful for someone.

Neuroscience for Kids – Hearing Experiments:  Fun activities and experiments for children arranged by grade levels (Kindergarten – Grade 12).

San Fransisco Exploratorium – The Science of Music, Headlands Experiments: What do you get when you mix a tunnel, a metal gate, two musicians, and a physicist?

Hark the Sound Computer Game:  A game designed for visually impaired children that includes games involving naming, categories, math, words, and Braille.  There is also the possibility of easily modifying the existing games to suit your child’s needs, or to create your own new games.

Exploratorium Online Sound Games:  Play “Pong” with your eyes closed (sound guides you to the ball), analyze bird calls, create your own soundscape, do “sound jigsaw puzzles” and play a sound memory game.  Not unplugged, but really neat activities!


If you did a sound Unplugged Project this week, thank you!  As usual, please link to your post in the linky below.  If you didn’t do a sound project, but would like to join in, then please do not link but read more about the Weekly Unplugged Project here.  We’d love to have more people!


The theme for next week’s Unplugged Project will be:


Be creative and have fun!


5 Responses to “Sound – Fun Links (Weekly Unplugged Project)”

  1. Claire in Tasmania says:

    My Dad came to help us start replacing the roof on Friday – lots of wonderful sounds there – so I took photos of cutting and drilling and wandered around looking for other sounds, like DS playing in the sink – sorry, I mean helping me with the dishes – and DD breaking a mug (urgh) and then I got out all our instruments and some other sound-making things – boxes and whatnot – and took more photos. My plan was to put them together in a book but it hasn’t eventuated as yet. So I’ll just have to say playing with all those noisy things was our project!

    Feathers shouldn’t be too hard as we’re supposedly plucking our soon-to-be-dead rooster this week…

  2. Meg says:

    The sound matching on the exploratorium link (the last one) is very cool. We also used your links to get a neat idea about creating an “eardrum” from a bowl and saran wrap! For our project, we made a telephone from cups and string and went on a sound scavenger hunt. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Mom Unplugged says:

    I’m glad you found the links useful. I loved your scavenger hunt!

  4. Mom Unplugged says:

    I like the idea of a sound book, very creative! Thanks for joining in again! Let us know how the plucking goes for next week’s theme. :)

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