Sound Is Vibration

Uncover various ways to create sound while learning about the physical properties of sound including how sound waves travel, pitch and volume

Major Concepts To Be Explored:

  • How does sound travel?
  • What are the physical properties of sound?
  • What are some ways that sound can be produced?

Essential Standards:

2.P.1.1; 2.P.1.2

Goals of the Program:

  • To provide a hands-on opportunity to build an understanding of the concepts of sound.
  • To introduce the properties of sound, such as pitch and volume, and methods for manipulating them.

Class Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Explain that sound travels in waves
  • Explain how we hear sound
  • Define frequency and amplitude
  • Explain how changing the frequency or amplitude of a sound wave changes the sound produced.

Methods and Activities:

  • Graphics and a short demonstration will introduce the concepts of sound, how it travels, wave properties, and hearing.
  • Students will rotate through several stations, which will expand on each of these topics.
  • A brief conclusion encompassing the learners’ experience wraps up the program.

Key Vocabulary:

Pitch, Volume, Vibration, Frequency, Amplitude, Wavelength, Crest, Trough, Cochlea

Set-up Needs:

  • Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
  • Indoor location with 6 long tables spaced apart for stations.
  • Access to electricity and a water source.
  • Approximate set-up and clean-up time – at least 30 minutes before and after program.
  • Program will need to remain set up and secured from students for the entire day if multiple programs are booked.
  • Secure storage location for materials if left overnight.

Call to Book

704.372.6261 x300
  • Grades 1 - 2
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • $150 first class / $125 each additional class (same class, same day)
  • Maximum 25 students