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Singing Rods—Demonstration Set

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7040

Price: $45.45

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In the Singing Rods Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics, demonstrate resonance in a variety of different metal rods. Learn and remember important wave concepts including frequency, the Doppler effect and more.

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A classic demonstration-times four! Demonstrate resonance in a variety of different metal rods. Which variables affect the resonating sound the most? Compare thick and thin rods, short and long rods, and solid and hollow rods. Will a hollow tube resonate differently than a solid rod? Position your fingers at different locations along the rods and hear the effect on the sound's frequency. Students will be fascinated by the range of frequencies and sounds they hear as you play the different singing rods. Best of all, students will learn and remember important wave concepts including frequency, transverse waves, the Doppler effect, resonance and harmonics! Four singing rods, enough rosin to perform the demonstration for years to come, and detailed instructions are provided.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Aluminum rod, ½" diameter, 24" long
Aluminum rod, ½" diameter, 18" long
Aluminum tube, ½" o.d., 24" long
Metal rod, ⅛" diameter, 24" long
Rosin bag, 2 oz

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS4.A: Wave Properties
HS-PS4.A: Wave Properties

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function
Stability and change