Up-Cycling with Science! @ Astoria
Astoria library holds a weekly Science Club for children. This week, the kids participated in an experiment in which they simultaneously learned about sound vibrations and used old resources! They made sound carriers out of old plastic and Styrofoam cups (don't worry, they were cleaned) and discovered whether or not a plastic sound carrier or a Styrofoam sound carrier would be an efficient mode of sending sound vibrations. They tested this by talking into the mouth piece and having a partner listen and report what they heard when putting the other side to their ear. The kids found that the plastic cups carried a significantly greater amount of sound.