Kids will have a blast discovering the science of sound with fun DIY experiments and virtual visits to MIM's galleries. Best for kids ages 5 through 14.
To start to understand the connections between science and music, we need to ask ourselves a question: how does sound work?
How do we classify instruments based on their design and function? Organology is the classification of musical instruments based on how they vibrate to produce sound.
An aerophone is an instrument that creates sound through a vibrating column of air.
Chord is another word for string!
Let's explore electrophones—instruments that need electricity to make sound!
Idiophone: when the instrument itself vibrates.
Drums are the most common form of membranophone. How does stretching a vibrating membrane across a shell change the sound? Let's find out!