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Friday, February 19 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
PVC Science: Kazoos, Pan flutes, Saxophones and the Science of Sound

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Come and construct a kazoo, saxophone and pan flute with PVC pipes while learning some of the basics of the science of sound. Once constructed participants can test, modify and evaluate their designs and will learn to play a song. These activities can be modified for use in the Grade 1 and 4 “Building” units in science, Grade 3 Hearing and Sound topic and the Physics 20 Mechanical Waves unit.

Participants will “construct” a kazoo, pan flute and saxophone using low cost materials and PVC pipe and learn some basics about the science of sound. They will be introduced to these basics and be provided with resources to take back to their classroom.

Here is a list of materials that participants are strongly encouraged to have on hand for the session - feel free to pre-cut the pieces or bring a enough pipe to make during the session.
General materials
PVC pipe cutter
Hacksaw
Hot glue gun and glue
Duct tape
Drill with 15/64 drill bit
Kazoo
One 1” piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 3” piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 6” piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One T-connector for ½” diameter PVC pipe
10 cm x 10 cm piece of tissue paper
 
Pan Flute
8 nickels or pennies
Hot glue gun
One 32.6 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 29 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 25.8 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 24.4 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 21.7 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 19.3 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 17.2 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 16.3 cm piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
 Saxophone
Three 4.5” pieces of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 15” piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
Two 2.5” pieces of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
One 2” piece of 1.2” diameter PVC pipe
Four elbow connectors for ½” diameter PVC pipe
Plastic funnel

Speakers
KB

Kristian Basaraba

Next Step High School
Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 068