THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES
CAN BE DONE IN CENTERS OR IN STATIONS THAT THE CLASS ROTATES
Listen To Sounds
- Students close their eyes and
get very quiet. They listen to all the sounds they can hear in
- They then record these sounds.
(Sometimes you can find a recording of sounds for the students
to listen too.)
Sound is Vibration
- Students hold a ruler tightly
on their desk and pluck the other end of the ruler lightly and
listen to the sound it makes.
- Students put a craft stick in
their teeth and ;pluck gently and feel and hear
the sound. (Throw away the craft stick.)
- Strike a tuning fork and observe
and listen to it.
- Put it in water after you strike
- Put a ping pong ball on a string
and touch the tuning fork to it.
- Touch the desk with the tuning
fork after you stick it.
- Make a mini-ukulele. Wrap a rubber
band around a ruler. Push a pencil under the rubber band. Pluck
the rubber band. Move the pencil and try again. How does the
- Discuss all of the answers the
students came up with in their activities.
- Have them write reflections about
their feelings and findings in their Lab notebooks or journals.
- You could have them create a book
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