Introduction to Acoustics Instruments

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 on the history of acoustics during the 18th and 19th centuries, including demonstrations of wave models, tuning forks, sirens, resonators, and the Chladni plate. This is the first video in a series of five.

The complete series is available on YouTube

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