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Create Your Own

"Phonograph"

CRAFT: Use a paper plate as the base. Attach a pencil or small stick to the center of the plate.

Experiment: Attach a piece of string to the stick and let it dangle. Talk or sing into the plate while turning it slowly. You'll hear your voice play back, just like Edison's phonograph!

 Build a

Tin Can
Telephone

CRAFT: Find two empty tin cans (make sure there are no sharp edges) and poke a small hole in the bottom of each. Attach a long piece of string between them.

Experiment: Have one person talk into one can while the other listens at the other end. 
Discuss how sound travels through the string, just like Edison's experiments with sound.

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