Center 4: Waterphone

These are instructions for this student center.

LEARN:

Watch this video with your group:

TALK:

Discuss these questions together as you experiment with the waterphone.
  1. What did you observer about pitch and the waterphone?
  2. What is pitch?
  3. Which glass jar had the highest pitch? Why do you think its pitch was higher?
  4. Which glass jar had the lowest pitch? Why do you think its pitch was lower?
Go Further:
  1. Try to play a tune other people can recognize on the waterphone.
  2. Put your ear to the table and have someone else tap / play the waterphone. What do you notice?

MAKE:

  1. Rehearse an audio recording with your group which discusses the waterphone and pitch. 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 [SUMMARIZE WHAT YOU DID AT THIS CENTER.]
    3. I think "pitch" means _______________.
    4. My favorite part of this activity was ___________________.
  2. Create an AudioBoo recording using this script. 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- Waterphone
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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