1. Take the
string and tie the fork to the center
of the string/thread.
2. Take one end of the string/thread
and tie it around your right index
finger (pointer), then tie the other
end of the string/thread around
your left index (pointer) finger.
3. Place your fingers (index/pointer)
to your ears and let the fork dangle
in front of you.
4. Get someone to tap the
fork with the spoon. You should
hear loud ringing in your ears.
The ringing sound travels
up the string/thread to your ears.
You could tie other
metal objects to the string/thread
to see what sounds travel to your
On a nice day you
could do this experiment outside
where you can have more room to
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