Center 8: How Sound is Made
These are instructions for this student center activity.
Read pages 8-11 of the book "Light and Sound Waves" by Ana Paulinas with a partner.
Discuss these questions together as you read these pages:
What is loudness a measure of?
Why can loudness change when you move to different parts of a room?
What is pitch?
What makes an object have high frequency?
What makes a string instrument have a lower pitch?
What is a percussion instrument and how do you make them produce sounds?
What causes a wind instrument to produce a lower pitch sound?
How do our ears work?
Use AudioBoo on your iPad to interview your partner about what you read together on these pages.
Use this as your script:
Hello, today is ___________, and this is _____________, a ___th grader in Mrs. ___________ class at Independence Elementary school in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Today we are talking about what sound is, sounds and music.
I'll be interviewing ______________________ today.
So tell me, _______________, what is loudness a measure of? How can loudness change? [PARTNER ANSWERS WITH SEVERAL COMPLETE SENTENCES.]
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.]
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.]
Thanks for that description.
Last of all, please explain to us how our ears work. [PARTNER ANSWERS WITH SEVERAL COMPLETE SENTENCES.]
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.
When you save your AudioBoo, be sure to:
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.