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This web page provides instructions for building the classic experiment for communicating with two cups and a string, but the emphasis is on communicating by plucking the strings in between the cups. Included are some questions about the experiment and a brief description of the physics.
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Waves and Pendula
- Acoustics
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- Elementary School
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1998 Exploratorium
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Keyword: string telephone
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 18, 2012 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated: May 21, 2012 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1998), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ear_guitar.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Ear Guitar, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1998), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ear_guitar.html>.
APA Format
Ear Guitar. (1998). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ear_guitar.html
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Ear Guitar. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1998. http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ear_guitar.html (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Ear Guitar. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1998. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ear_guitar.html>.
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