Great time with the kids who are so engaged. This time we investigated Sound.
The cube game allowed us to explore the many faces of sound.
We can use our hearing sense to differentiate between sounds even when we cannot see the sound source.
Sound is vibration. We sensed sound vibrations with the triangle. Vibrations produce waves that travel through air from the sound source to our ears. We pretended that we are a wave, sound source and the ear.
*** Thanks to Danielle and mom for the great demonstration.
We also explored the connection between sound and our body. We can make sound with our body, but also sounds make us move. Music has the magnificent ability to describe images with sound.
Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Chili the cat also had a sound adventure. Chili the cat trapped the mice in a dark room and all they had to do is find the way to escape from Chili using music.
We explored sound in 3 hands-on stations:
1. Building a drum from recycled containers, balloons and chopsticks.
At home try to use tin cans to produce a different sound. Compare the sounds from the two instruments.
2. Building a banjo from paper plates, rubber bands and a cardboard.
3. Building a phone from 2 recycled cups and a strings.
At home try to hold the string tight in different place and hit the string. You can produce different pitches of sound that way.
After all this hard work we improvised with the musical instrument we created.
And finally we documented and shared our work.
***Thanks to Ganesh for documenting and presenting.
At home build on the knowledge the kids acquired with:
- Guessing game. Use different kind of materials to produce sound, while hiding the sound source. Guess what make each sound.
- Explore water and sound to ask the question: “Can sound be heard in water?”. In the bath or in the pool, explore water and sounds. Bubbles, streams, splashing and more.
- Pay attention to environmental sounds. While you are out and about, stop for a minute to listen. What sounds do you discover. It can be surprising.
- Listen to music. What object you imagine when you are listening to a certain musical piece? how the music make your body move?
Next time it’s Magnets!.