Cool Science - 8/12/13: Tuning Forks

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

August 12, 2013 Updated Aug 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- In this week's episode of Cool Science Monday, Martin Fisher from Science Central will talk about tuning forks.

Sound is caused by vibration; something must wiggle or shake for sound to be created.

Martin had two tuning forks. When he would strike them, they vibrated and produced a sound. The smaller one vibrated faster and produced a higher sound. The larger one vibrated slower and produced a deeper sound.

We could see the vibration when Martin struck a tuning fork, placed it in a glass of water, and caused the water to splash.




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