Science is everywhere, in everything we do, every day.
How do things work? What’s involved? It’s fascinating to break it down and understand how science, and its accompanying topics of technology, engineering and maths support us on a daily basis.
Our #STEMEverywhere campaign shows images of common, everyday activities and links them to the real science behind those activities, encouraging everyone to see the relevance of science in their everyday lives.
So if you’ve ever wondered how to perfect your handstand, how your guitar makes sounds, or why and how an elaborate sandcastle can remain standing on the beach, be sure to follow and engage with #STEMEverywhere!
Each note that is played on a guitar is determined by the frequency at which the air vibrates. Frequency is measured in vibrations per second, or Hertz (Hz).
The bridge of the guitar transfers the vibration of the strings to the body of the guitar. The body then transmits the vibration of the bridge into the air around it, amplifying the sound of the vibrating strings.
The pitch of a guitar note is determined by the mass, tension, and length of the string, and the mode of the vibration.
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