Musical Cylinders: Look Kool (Season 1)
Catalogue Number: APT095
Producer: Apartment 11
Subject: Arts, Mathematics, Science
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 22:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Look Kool creates musical instruments using cylinders. When deconstructed, a cylinder is like a rectangular piece of material rolled up to form a three dimensional shape. Copper water pipes of different lengths make different sounds. The Investigators find cylinders that make sound: a pan flute (bamboo cylinders), a triangle, wind chimes, an African drum, a saxophone, and a French horn. Bach demonstrates how the length of a cylinder affects the sound, and how holes in a cylinder can vary the length. Phoenix demonstrates how cylindrical water glasses can produce different sounds. The challenge teams turn cylindrical objects into 3 percussion or wind instruments, and we learn the science behind sound in cylinders.
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