In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune. This lesson plan includes information on sound energy and pitch and the design process, as well as how to integrate two video clips into the activity. This activity can be followed up with the "Headphone Helper" activity from the same resource. Available as either English or Spanish PDF.
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