You won't believe your ears! These thin plastic strips really talk! Just run your thumb lightly down their length to hear the message - "Science is Fun!" They're great for teaching kids about the science of sound and how sound recording works. In fact, it's a little like playing a vinyl record, using your thumb as the record needle. Talking Strips are guaranteed to make a loud and clear impression on your friends and students! Attach one end of the strip to a paper or plastic cup with some tape and you're ready to hear the message. If you teach sound in your curriculum, this is a great classroom activity that will get your students talking and thinking about the science of sound. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.
- 10 or 30 pack of Talking Strips
- Activity Guide
How does it work?Talking strips contain recorded messages on plastic, just like a phonographic record. To play the message your thumb becomes the record needle. Talking strips can be used to teach students about sound waves and how hearing occurs. They're also a great way to introduce the history of sound recording technology.
A little underwhelming
Heather Fowler - March 13, 2012
I found the talking strips difficult to use and not very clear. I could somewhat make out the words, but I think it was only because I knew what words they were suppose to say. Would definitely be difficult for younger children to use properly.
Don't expect too much
Kendra Hornbostel - March 11, 2011
They do make sounds that are almost word-like. It is very difficult to make out the words; after 10 or 15 tries, some guessed the tape said, "Sound is fun." It's a cool mechanism but don't expect clear words.
Mad Science Lady - June 17, 2010
I used them in conjunction with Bible School. The kids were amazed. The only problem we had was keeping the straws attached to the cups. The tape was not strong enough.