Make some noise this summer at CREHST
Break the sound barrier at CREHST this summer with NOISE!, a hands-on exhibit that takes a playful look at the physics of sound waves and how music and sound affects us and our moods.
Made possible by a $15,000 grant from Washington River Protection Solutions, NOISE! is a traveling exhibit that features 10 interactive stations that explore different aspects of sound.
Enter a soundproof booth and scream as loud as you can and see how your scream compares with the decibel level of your friends’ screams.
Sprinkle sand on a vibrating metal plate and vary the frequency to create amazing patterns in the sand.
Select different soundtracks for videos to see how the “feel” of the video changes.
Use foam paddles to slap the open ends of large plastic tubes to create your own music.
Create your own spooky sounds by playing an electronic instrument called a theremin. This musical instrument senses the position of your hands and creates eerie sounds without actually touching the instrument.
Demonstrate the Doppler effect by changing the speed of a rotating speaker that spins abover your head.
Hearing Test/ Pitch Match
Test your hearing and tonal memory by selecting a tone and then try to match it with a frequency dial.
Now ‘Ear This
See how your ear works by sending a pressure wave of air into the model of a human ear and watch how the vibration is transferred to the inner ear and on to the brain.
Manipulate controls to generate sound waves through a tube filled with Styrofoam beads to create different wave patterns.
Strike various wrenches attached to a large exercise ball to create music,much like a xylophone.