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Sound

Wonders of Science: SoundVibrating objects make sound! Manipulate objects by plucking, striking, or rubbing them together to hear the sounds they make. A tuning fork, crystal goblets, and rubber bands are among the objects that help our investigation of sound.

Program Options: Wonders of Science: Sound is available only as a large group assembly.

Assembly Option

ASSEMBLY MAX: 150 students
TIME: 40 minutes
GRADE: Grades K-2

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LEARNING GOALS:

  • Things that make sound vibrate.
  • The vibrations of an object making sound can be observed by seeing or feeling them.
  • Different objects make different kinds of sounds, and can be manipulated to vibrate in different ways.
  • Changing the vibration of an object changes the pitch or the loudness/softness of its sound.

SUPPORTS MINNESOTA STATE STANDARDS:

Nature of Science and Engineering

0.1.1.2.1 - Use observations to develop an accurate description of a natural phenomenon and compare one's observations and descriptions with those of others.
1.1.1.1.1 - When asked 'How do you know?', students support their answer with observations.
1.1.3.2.1 - Recognize that tools are used by people, including scientists and engineers to gather information and solve problems.
2.1.1.2.1 - Raise questions about the natural world and seek answers by making careful observations, noting what happens when you interact with an object, and sharing the answers with others.

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