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the science of acoustics

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 a spectrogram! See what tones (frequencies) make up the sounds that you create.

Make your own instruments and learn about the science of making music.

Have fun while learning about sound!

Acoustics Celebs
Way cool bios and articles about scientists, architects, biologists, speech scientists, engineers and more who are changing the world by using the science of sound.

Science Fair Projects
Looking for a science fair project? Consider making your own instruments out of household materials, create a Shoebox Speaker or become an expert on concert hall design!



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