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View Resource How to Make a Speaker

These instructions teach how to make a homemade speaker using a plastic cup, business card, wire, magnet, and some Lego blocks. This is a great student/class project to learn about magnetism, electricity, and audio, and how the three work together.

View Resource University of Bristol: Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab

The Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab at the University of Bristol, conducts research on the "ecology, behavior, and conservation biology of bats." On the site, visitors can view their publications, several online guides to bats, and a useful list of links to all things bat. Educators will appreciate the "Interactive biosonar site," developed to teach "seeing with sound." The interactive includes...

View Resource INSPIRE: Ionosphere Radio Experiments

This site, courtesy of Interactive NASA Space Physics Ionosphere Radio Experiments (INSPIRE,) monitors atmospheric sounds that are largely caused by lightning at radio frequencies. The page allows you to listen in on sferics, tweeks, whistlers and other strangely named sounds. This research is in an experimental stage, the site states: "This is an experimental resource. We hope to maintain the...

View Resource Seismic Waves

This site, from the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada in Reno, offers illustrated information about seismic waves. The cause for the seismic waves is explained in detail with pictures for easy understanding. Instruments used for measuring them are introduced along with their principle of operation. There are also sound clips recording the sound of seismic waves.

View Resource Animal Diversity Web

The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology provides the searchable Animal Diversity Web database, with species accounts (images and text) of some of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, sharks, bony fishes, mollusks, arthropods and echinoderms. The database is searchable by common or scientific name. For each species account, information includes scientific and common name,...

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