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We have two animals in this activitiy - a donkey and an owl - and
what a noise they can make!
You have lots of each animal, and the idea is to drag them onto the
wheel. As they go round on the wheel, they each make their own
Place two or three animals on the wheel and have a listen.
You can mix them - two owls and one donkey, one donkey and one owl,
or you might like to stick to all owls or all donkeys.
What is the difference between the sound of the largest donkey and
the smallest donkey?
What is the difference between the sounds of the different sized
You can make the wheel go round at three different speeds. Use the
controls to choose slow (1), normal (2) or fast (3).
You can also decide how many times the wheel will turn (up to 10
Have a go.
See what you notice and talk to others about it - please tell us
what you find out.
When the wheel has stopped, I want to have heard two owl
"twittwoos" and four donkey "eeyores". How could I do that?
Can I put animals on the wheel so that I hear owl, donkey, owl,
donkey, owl, donkey ...? Explain your answer.
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