Center 8: How Sound is Made

These are instructions for this student center activity.

LEARN:

Read pages 8-11 of the book "Light and Sound Waves" by Ana Paulinas with a partner.




TALK:

Discuss these questions together as you read these pages:
  1. What is loudness a measure of?
  2. Why can loudness change when you move to different parts of a room?
  3. What is pitch?
  4. What makes an object have high frequency?
  5. What makes a string instrument have a lower pitch?
  6. What is a percussion instrument and how do you make them produce sounds?
  7. What causes a wind instrument to produce a lower pitch sound?
  8. How do our ears work?

MAKE:

  1. Use AudioBoo on your iPad to interview your partner about what you read together on these pages.
  2. Use this as your script:
    1. Hello, today is ___________, and this is _____________, a ___th grader in Mrs. ___________ class at Independence Elementary school in Yukon, Oklahoma.
    2. Today we are talking about what sound is, sounds and music.
    3. I'll be interviewing ______________________ today.
    4. So tell me, _______________, what is loudness a measure of? How can loudness change? [PARTNER ANSWERS WITH SEVERAL COMPLETE SENTENCES.]
    5. Thanks for that great explanation! Now, _______________, what is pitch, and what causes an instrument like a violin to have a high pitch? [PARTNER ANSWERS WITH SEVERAL COMPLETE SENTENCES.]
    6. Please tell us what an example of a wind instrument is, and what causes a wind instrument to have a lower pitch?  [PARTNER ANSWERS WITH SEVERAL COMPLETE SENTENCES.]
    7. Thanks for that description.
    8. Last of all, please explain to us how our ears work.  [PARTNER ANSWERS WITH SEVERAL COMPLETE SENTENCES.]
    9. Well, that's all we have for you today, thanks so much for listening to this AudioBoo recording from Independence Elementary school in Yukon, Oklahoma.
  3. When you save your AudioBoo, be sure to:
    1. Include your homeroom teacher's name, the primary speaker's first name, and the Center name in the TITLE. Example: Hooge - John- Making Sounds
BONUS: Post to your KidBlog and include a link to the AudioBoo recording your class created. Find your recording on our iesSTEM AudioBoo channel.

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