This lesson allows students to explore a variety of musical instruments. This is a hands-on activity allowing students to discover the differences in sounds made by different instruments. Students will also gain practice in recording their observations in their science notebooks.
This lesson focuses on different sound qualities and being able to distinguish the different qualities. This lesson explains how vibrations cause sound to be produced. How sound travels is also explored during this lesson. These concepts are explored while children solve an engineering design challenge through guided inquiry.
Students explore and discuss vibration and sound using a variety of common materials. Activities demonstrate connections between vibration, movement, sound, and waves using materials such as homemade drums, rubber bands, tuning forks, balloons, and water.
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