Sound and light are related in that they both travel in waves! First graders will be spending some time learning that sound can make matter vibrate and that vibrating matter can make sound!
First graders are experimenting with sound. Using a tuning fork, students are seeing what happens to a tuning fork when you place it in the air around us, against their hand, and in water. First graders are recording their observations and developing a model for how sound interacts with matter. Way to go first grade!
First graders started their sound unit with a read aloud of The Remarkable Farkle McBride! Farkle continues to try instrument after instrument and none of them seem to make him happy. It's not until he conducts the orchestra when he's becomes his joyful self again!
First graders will be seeing first hand how sound is made and what sound can do to matter. We'll be using lots of materials to see how we can make sound and change matter by introducing sound to them.
Our first experiment with sound involved a tuning fork. First graders are learning what it means for something to vibrate or cause vibrations!