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THE GUITAR HERO

Make your own guitar out of an ordinary shoebox

Suitable For

Grade 5

Difficulty

2

Time Required

 <24 Hours

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

Whether you’re a musician or you simply enjoy listening to music, have you ever stopped to think about how a guitar works? What does the big hole in the front do? In this science experiment, we will explore exactly how guitars make music!

Topics covered

Amplifies

What will I need?

  • SHOE BOX
  • ELASTIC BANDS
  • DRAWING PINS
  • WOODEN WEDGE
  • GLUE
  • SCISSORS

Procedure (Method)

Unfortunately, this section is only available in the e-book version of the project.

How does it work?

Unfortunately, this section is only available in the e-book version of the project.

When the ‘guitar’ is played, the rubber bands (strings) vibrate, and the vibrations travel through the whole shoe box until the whole box is vibrating. The hole in the body of this shoe box guitar amplifies the vibrations of the box so that we can hear it! The various thicknesses of the rubber bands produce different vibrations and therefore different sound waves (sounds) are produced.

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