Did you know that you can use a coat hanger and string to make a science experiment for kids?
I found this one at tryscience.org called “Musical Coat Hangers”.
To try it you will need an old fashioned wire coat hanger and some string.
To start this experiment tie 20 inches of cotton thread on each end of the hanger, then wrap the other ends around your finger. Bend the hanger in half so it can swing. Then bump it into things around your house. Try it again with your fingers in your ears.
What is happening is described as “When you bump the coat hanger, it shakes or vibrates, making a noise. The noise is louder when your fingers are in your ears because the vibrations travel better through the tight cotton threads than through the air”
This experiment should be fun for the younger kids.
Will this be a fun one?