D.I.Y. Science – Make Your Own Sound Effects


1 & 9-10

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The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help primary school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

In this episode, we learn how to make sound effects using a slinky, a cup, a spoon and a little knowledge about sound.

This resource is suited to Physics students in years 1, 9 and 10 who are learning about sound energy and waves. It provides a fun demonstration about how sound is made, how it travels and how this knowledge can be used to create sound effects for films.

D.I.Y Science: Make Your Own Sound Effects

Make your own sound effects using a slinky cup.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

Ever wondered how to make your own science fiction sound effects?


What you’ll need:

1 x hard metal slinky
1 x polystyrene/foam cup
1 x metal spoon

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Years: 1, 9, 10


Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers; Technology; Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Physical Sciences – Energy


1 & 9-10