Fremantle Light and Sound Discovery Centre
Program details


Light and Sound Toys
60 minutes presentation and activities.
$3.00 per student

Suitable for Science classes and S & E classes.

Pre-primary to Year 7

Music Boxes

In this program a range of old, rare and beautiful toys that use light and/or sound are demonstrated.

It includes a toy music box over 100 years old, a tin toy wind-up gramophone from the 1920s, a zoetrope from the 1870s, various thaumotropes, kaleidoscopes, and stereoscopes.

In each case the science behind the working of the toys is explained.

The sources of the energy used by the toys (springs, batteries, hand power, gravity, etc.) is illustrated.

Many other light and sound toys are available for hands-on activities. 
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