Acoustics is the science of sound.
You might know that acoustics is important for creating musical instruments or hearing aids. But sound is also used to find oil and gas and to study earthquakes and climate change. Some animals, like bats, use sound to find their food.
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Music and Speech
Watch your own voice on the spectrogram! See what tones (frequencies) make up the sounds that you create.
Listen to different instruments and learn about the science of making music.
Science Fair Projects
Looking for a science fair project? Consider making your own instruments out of household materials, create a singing shoebox or become an expert on concert hall design!