22 Science: Record Players


Students will learn about Thomas Edison and records.  Students will create their own record player.


  • Record
  • Pin or needle
  • Tape
  • Paper
  • Funnel
  • Balloon
  • Pencil


  • Watch above video with you class.
  • Make a cone out of the paper
  • Fold the narrow part of the cone about an inch down
  • Tape the needle or pin to the end of the folded part of the cone
  • Place a pencil in the hole of the record
  • Have one student hold the pencil with the record 3/4 of the way up
  • Have one student place the needle on the record  while the other student slowly moves the record


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