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Temperature and Tuning Forks

Temperature and Tuning Forks | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Does temperature affect the sound of a tuning fork? Find out in this science project! You'll measure the frequency of a tuning fork at different temperatures and see if the sound changes.


The hypothesis is that the frequency of sound from a tuning fork will decrease as the temperature increases.

Method & Materials

You will measure the frequency of a tuning fork at different temperatures and see if the sound changes.
You will need a tuning fork, a sound sensor and scope, a beaker, some water, a stove, a refrigerator, and an infrared thermometer.


The experiment showed that when the temperature of the tuning fork increased, there was a slight reduction in the frequency sound generated.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how temperature can affect the sound of a tuning fork, which is used in many different applications.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include using a tuning fork made from a different material, or using tuning forks of different frequencies.

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