Thank you for your interest in the Acoustical Society of America’s Activity Kit!

The ASA Education Committee developed the activity kit for teachers, which includes supplies for a variety of lessons addressing acoustics for a range of K-12 students.

This kit includes enough materials to teach a class of 30 students with access to research-based, interactive, student-tested lessons and laboratory exercises along with several assessments and video clips of a class using the materials.

The examples and applications included in the kit relate to a range of topics including medical imaging, animal bioacoustics, physical and psychological acoustics, speech, audiology, and architectural acoustics.

The ping pong ball and tuning fork is a HUGE hit! They could do that all day if I let them. I even used it at parent night with the parents. Great way to show an exchange of energy and that sound is energy!

Jody

Teacher, Grade 6-8

I’m just so grateful you put this together. It was a great hands on way to demonstrate sound waves! THANKS!

Renee

Teacher, Grade 6-8

The kids were so into it that some went home and built the instruments again with their parents. HIGH SCHOOL kids did that. Amazing! Thank you!

Kelly

Teacher, Grade 9-12

Thank you so much for the kit! It was such a useful tool to teach the kids. I can’t wait to use it again next year.

Anonymous

Teacher, Grade K-5

The ASA Activity Kit is free for all K-12 education and outreach activities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • K-12 classroom use
  • K-12 educator workshops
  • K-12 after school programs
  • K-12 outreach activities

International requesters must pay shipping. If you would like to use the kit in other settings, such as university level courses, we request $100.00 to defer costs.

For questions or to acquire an activity kit, please email the ASA Education and Outreach Coordinator Keeta Jones at kjones@acousticalsociety.org. Supplies are limited!

The kit comes with the following materials:

  • 10 ping pong balls
  • 10 tuning forks
  • 4 mini posters
  • 150 pipe cleaners
  • 80 straws
  • 1 pre-assembled cup instrument
  • 1 small plastic slinky
  • 1 sound level meter
  • 30 mechanical pencils
  • Access to video demonstrations of lessons

*orders are delivered in batches near the end of each month*

Keeta Jones

ASA Education and Outreach Coordinator

Please email me today if you would like to request a kit: kjones@acousticalsociety.org