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My little guy had strep, had an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin, and now has strep again. Needless to say we’ve been to the Dr a few times in the past couple weeks. (Luckily the last time we were there was a year ago – darn those school germs!) Anyway we were teasing about what song our heartbeats must sound like. Blackeyed Peas? Pearl Jam? Beastie Boys? Taylor Swift? Garth Brooks? We decided to find out for ourselves.
All you need to make the simplest stethoscope is a paper towel roll and a balloon. Cut the end off of the balloon and pull over one end of the paper towel roll.
There are actually so many ways to make a stethoscope – you could use a funnel and tubing (we don’t have tubing lying around and I didn’t feel like buying some JUST for this project). Or you could even use a water bottle top and tubing. That way you could listen to your own heart.
The boys really liked finding and listening to the dogs’ hearts. Here’s to good health!