Grade – 3
Lab Overview – The students will move from task to task to complete the
Task Card #1: Observing/analyzing sounds.
Task Card #2: Observing/analyzing sound vibrations.
Task Card #3: Observing/analyzing speed of sounds.
Task Card #4: Observing/analyzing volume of sounds.
Materials– A drums, rice, metal cake pan and small dowel rods.
Suggestions: Drums can be made in class out of an oatmeal box, rubber from a yellow kitchen glove and a tight rubber band to hold down the rubber. An empty cool whip container may be an easier solution. There needs to be one for each group. Dowel rods are used as drum sticks.
Prior Knowledge – Examine the term vibrations, and how to perform a scientific trial while analyzing the results.
Time – 1 class period, then teacher will specify how much time will be
allowed for discussing data.
Activity Directions: The students should work in groups of no more than four. Preforming experiment and recording data. Complete each task as directed. Each task should be recorded in student journals.