Tuning Forks Demonstration

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 4 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/23/2012

Meet Steven Turner, curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, as he discusses the Smithsonian's scientific instrument collection. This video focuses the science behind and uses for tuning forks, including demonstrations of tuning forks on resonators, the Grand Tonometer, a medical tuning fork, and a beats apparatus. This is the third video in a series of five.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Science Standards (Grades 6-8)

Science Standards (Grades 9-12)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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