Mrs. Wideman/1st Grade/Sycamore Elementary School
Students learn that sound comes from vibrating objects. They discover how to change sound volume and pitch, and students develop simple models for how sound travels from a source to a receiver. They will learn how to discriminate between different kinds of sounds and what information sounds convey. Students use simple instruments (xylophone, one-string guitar) to investigate how to change the volume of sound (loud and soft) and the pitch of sound (high and low).
Driving Question/Challenge Statement
How can I use vibrations to make the sound of music?
- What causes sound?
- What kinds of sounds are easy to identify?
- What information does sound give us?
- How can we make loud and soft sounds?
- How can we make low-pitched and high-pitched sounds?
- How does sound travel from the source to the receiver?
- How can we use sound to communicate over long distances?
Good Vibrations: Featuring Mrs. Wideman's Class
Guest speakers helped us learn about vibrations.
We researched about ways we could make our own instrument.
Questions and findings were recorded in our journals.