Physics and Astronomy

Looney Tunes
Objective Each team will make a musical scale on which a tune will be played. Each team will also make a poster which visually displays/enhances the tune.
Purpose To study the science of sound and the joy of music .
Participants: Team of up to six people.
Materials A set of (12) 1000 ml. beakers, musical hammers - Felt pens, construction paper, scissors and glue.
  1. Each team will be given 10 minutes to prepare the musical scale and the poster.
  2. The means of sounding shall be by blowing or striking only (should specify one).
  3. The composition played on the glass containers may be original or a melody taken from existing musical pieces.
  4. The composition may not be longer than 3 minutes.
  5. Tuning forks and pitch pipes may not be used at any time
  1. 25% for poster - judges decision based on visual appeal, neatness, originality, representation of the tune.
  2. 50% for scale - relative pitch.
  3. 25% for tune/composition - based on criteria such as clarity of sound, cohesiveness of playing (teamwork).
Source Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.

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