Ringing Fork Experiment
Budding scientists of all ages can easily perform this science experiment which explores vibration. Keep the children busy while you cook dinner with this quick and easy test of science.
When the fork comes in contact with an object , it vibrates. The air around the fork also vibrates which causes the clank that you heard when you first bumped the fork. When you add the thread to the mix, the thread will also vibrate, so when you bring the thread to your ears you can hear the sound of the vibrating fork more clearly, producing a sound similar to a chime.
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