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Young scholars study sound vibrations and pitches. In this sound vibrations lesson, students study sounds made with various instruments and record their observations on chart paper. Young scholars watch videos about sounds, vibrations, and pitches. Students make a drum and then hear sounds and then watch demonstrations of visual vibrations. Young scholars 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.
Second graders investigate how sound is made through vibrations. In this sound waves lesson, 2nd graders visit five different Vibrating Cups centers, record observations in their notebooks, and share their findings with the class. To conclude, students complete a thinking map and answer two questions.