A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition

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What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science through invention. View the video and make audio speakers with your class as part of a lesson on sound. Consider browsing through Mr. Gurstelle's books for other exciting project ideas suitable for your classroom.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Presenter has a fun, lighthearted attitude toward science and technology that engages young people
  • Includes a do-it-yourself activity that can be done in the classroom
  • Allows the teacher to customize a lesson based on the video
Cons

  • Video is brief, requiring the teacher to explain the science behind sound and speakers