Instructional Video

A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition

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Can you build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science through invention.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • View the video and make audio speakers with your class as part of a lesson on sound
  • Browse through Mr. Gurstelle's books for other exciting project ideas suitable for your classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is brief, requiring the teacher to explain the science behind sound and speakers
  • Presenter has a fun, lighthearted attitude toward science and technology that engages young people
  • Includes a do-it-yourself activity that can be done in the classroom
  • Allows the teacher to customize a lesson based on the video