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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.
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.