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Sound Off

Use household materials to amplify the sound from a cell phone.
In-Booth Demonstration

In-Booth Demonstration

Life Science

Physical Science


Elem/Middle School

Design a sound amplifier using different shapes and materials. Before beginning the challenge, students should be familiar with the properties of sound waves and understand the definition of “acoustics.” The activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
  • NGSS Core Idea: Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science 1: Engineering Design

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