Energize your sound unit! Kids move through six sets of hands-on science stations and complete a related STEM activity. Lesson plans, lab sheets, flash cards, review sheet, video links, and assessment are included.
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these activities are classroom-tested and kid-approved. Students explore scientific concepts through hands-on exploration. Then they make their own generalizations. Corresponding videos offer further exploration and clarify concepts.
For each guiding question, students conduct two or three simple (but powerful) experiments, and make generalizations. Most materials are commonly found in classrooms or teachers' kitchens. (Materials are listed in the preview. I only needed to purchase a $3 Slinky and borrow a tuning fork from the music teacher for this unit.)
The sound STEM activity challenges students to design a musical instrument that produces high, medium, and low pitched sounds.
For a sample of the components, click on PREVIEW.
Pretest - Use the true/false pretest to determine students’ understanding.
Explore - Use videos to reinforce and expand students’ understanding of sound.
Review - Have students study concepts using flash cards and study guide.
Posttest - Administer the true/false posttest to assess students’ growth.
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I'm committed to continual improvement. This set of activities was updated and enhanced on November 19, 2019.