The Ultimate Paper Popper is an absolutely phenomenal way to learn about sounds... Best of all you’ve almost certainly got everything you need!
STEP1 - Fold your paper in half length-ways.
STEP2 - Open your paper out again and then fold one side into the middle.
STEP3 - Keep folding the same way 3 times until you have a long strip with a paper “bar” across the top of it.
STEP4 - Fold your paper block lengthways in half with the “bar” on the outside.
STEP5 - Hold the top of the “bar” next to the crease loosely in your left hand. Pull the top right corner down with your right hand until the cone shape forms.
STEP6 - To fire your Ultimate Paper Popper make a throwing motion but keep hold of your popper!
To some extent every single sound in the world works the same way. There’s always something ‘vibrating’ (which really just means shaking!) and those vibrations shake the air back and forth.
Those sound waves travel through the air...into your ear and that’s how you can hear the sound.
The real question is ‘what’s vibrating?’. When you “throw” your Ultimate Paper Popper the cone shape catches the air and the paper flips back and snaps into its new position.
This causes the vibrations that make that awesome popping sound.
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