The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a game-changer for science at the elementary level. They are performance standards – the students must “do science” in order to show attainment. Because they need to be worked into the very busy day in an elementary classroom, it is imperative the science standards be integrated with reading and writing workshops and not treated as a separate subject. The Science Clubhouse Workshop series does just that. As a matter of fact, this lesson is also included as a part of a larger, 10 lesson compilation sold here on TPT. Search for: Science Clubhouse Workshop 1st Grade Compilation (All 10 lessons together).
Good Vibrations is a lesson designed to meet one of the NGSS physical science performance standards (Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer) for first grade. This lesson integrates science, reading, and writing standards. It is a lesson about scientific experimentation in the pursuit of learning about sound – energy in the form of vibrations.
1. Read the first chapter of the book, Sounds Interesting: The Science of Acoustics by David Darling is published by Silver Burdett, 1991 and try some of the experiments.
2. Divide the class into two groups and have each do one of the experiments on vibrations and materials given in this lesson.
Write a “How-to” book giving instructions for building a musical instrument that makes sound vibrations (box guitar, straw kazoo, water trombone, etc.).
Keyterms: Edvance21, Gail Wortmann, CC, CCSS, Common Core, Writing, Reading, Science, Engineering, NGSS 1-PS4-1, Next Generation Science Standards 1-PS4-1