This week, we had tons of fun with our sounds unit. I'm pretty sure that I haven't seen my kids this excited about anything else. And I completely understand, because I love science, too! Beware, this post is loaded with pictures!
We completed vibration stations this week.
|Station 1 - Kazoos|
|Station 2 - Drums|
|Station 3 - Stick it in Your Ear|
|Station 4 - Eggs Full of Sound|
Yesterday, we played musical bottles!
We talked about pitch and then I showed them a xylophone. We discussed how different notes had different pitches, and why these changed from note to note.
Then I showed them the musical bottles and asked them to predict which bottle had the highest pitch.
My littles are obviously geniuses, since the majority of them guessed right that the blue bottle had the highest pitch. We discussed why the blue bottle had the highest pitch (less water, so it vibrated faster) and I played a few notes for them. Talk about amazing! Their faces really lit up and they were so excited. Then I told them that they were going to make their own songs and would even get to play them on our musical bottles! You would have thought I announced an improptu field trip. Somehow, between all the cheering and squeals, I managed to pass out their pattern strips and they got to coloring.
Then they cut out their pattern strips....
...arranged them into a simple pattern of their choosing...
...and glued them onto a sheet of black construction paper.
We also sang this really cute song about sound, but I can't for the life of me remember the words.
We ran out of time, so they haven't gotten to play their songs yet, but we will do that on Monday.
Okay, this girl is starved! Time for some Cocoa Pebbles :)