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Science of Music

invites children of all ages to explore the "science of music" through movies, questions, and online exhibits. Compose, mix, and play with music in ways you probably haven't before. Find out what makes sad music sad, why some songs get stuck in your head, and how opera singers are able to sing notes that seem to last forever. (National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

We've all struggled with it: the annoying song that forces us to scan pop radio stations, sing out loud and torture other around us, and wish we'd never bothered listening in the first place. Why is it that our heads are haunted by annoying commercial jingles, TV theme songs, and the Macarena? They're called earworms.
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