THE STORY

HISTORY

THE MUSIC

FRANKLIN'S SCIENTIFIC STYLE

HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVE

 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

   

 LEVEL II

 

 THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES CAN BE DONE IN CENTERS OR IN STATIONS THAT THE CLASS ROTATES THROUGH.

Listen To Sounds

  • Students close their eyes and get very quiet. They listen to all the sounds they can hear in a minute.
  • They then record these sounds. (Sometimes you can find a recording of sounds for the students to listen too.)

Sound is Vibration

  • Students hold a ruler tightly on their desk and pluck the other end of the ruler lightly and listen to the sound it makes.
  • Students put a craft stick in their teeth and ;pluck gently and feel and hear the sound. (Throw away the craft stick.)
  • Strike a tuning fork and observe and listen to it.
  • Put it in water after you strike it.
  • Put a ping pong ball on a string and touch the tuning fork to it.
  • Touch the desk with the tuning fork after you stick it.
  • Make a mini-ukulele. Wrap a rubber band around a ruler. Push a pencil under the rubber band. Pluck the rubber band. Move the pencil and try again. How does the sound change?

Debriefing

  • Discuss all of the answers the students came up with in their activities.
  • Have them write reflections about their feelings and findings in their Lab notebooks or journals.
  • You could have them create a book about sounds.

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