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Students study sound vibrations and pitches. For this sound vibrations lesson, students study sounds made with various instruments and record their observations on chart paper. Students watch videos about sounds, vibrations, and pitches. Students make a drum and then hear sounds and then watch demonstrations of visual vibrations. Students watch a video about drums and make their own pitch guitars.
Fifth graders explore and examine the basic properties of sound. In pairs, they speak through a balloon and listen to the sound vibrations, and listen to a ticking clock or watch through a variety of materials and identify the differences in volume. They also participate in a string and hanger demonstration, and observe a tuning fork in water.
A phenomenal lesson on sound is here for your third graders! In it, learners engage in hands-on activities, watch video, take part in Internet activities, and complete tasks in cooperative groups in order to explore the world of sound and how sound plays such an important role in people's lives.
Groups rotate through a series of stations and work with a partner to observe sound waves. Children describe sound in terms of pitch, volume, and frequency. To apply their new knowledge, the class considers how these observations can help people who cannot hear or talk. The teacher has a good amount of preparation to do for this lesson.
A lesson on decoding skills is here for you. In it, young readers work hard to learn all of their consonant and vowel sounds and how to manipulate those sounds to read different words. The lesson may have been written by a speech teacher, because the techniques presented are very specific to that type of training. Shaving cream, colored markers, and attention to the shape of the mouth and vibrations in the throat are all utilized. A valuable lesson for any teacher who needs to help their struggling readers.
Learners examine physics by conducting a sound experiment. In this vibrations lesson, students read the book All About Sounds and identify how sound vibrations can shake and move physical objects. Learners create a string telephone using plastic cups, string, and a clothes hanger.
Middle schoolers investigate gases and their properties by completing 4 activities. In this gases lesson plan, students perform activities to show that gases take up space, they diffuse, and that odors and vibrations pass through gases. They observe that oxygen is needed for combustion, that carbon dioxide gas is release through a chemical reaction and that hydrogen gas is flammable.
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine sound waves and then create their own waves. They describe both types of waves and use websites to investigate how sound can be altered. This 14-page plan is chock full of fantastic in-class activities, worksheets, websites, streamed video, and a final test for understanding. Fantastic plan!