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Investigating sound

Investigating sound

Fill a glass or some empty glass bottles with water halfway to the top. Now tap the side of the glass with a teaspoon. Can you describe the sound that you hear?

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Bottle music activity

Bottle music

For this investigation you will need to ask a parent or adult if you can borrow some glass bottles (milk bottles are ideal). Remember to be careful when handling glass and ask an adult to help you clean the bottles first.
The science of making music worksheet

The science of making music

Look at these pictures of different musical instruments. Which part is vibrating to make the sounds we hear – is it the skin, strings, metal, wood or air inside the instrument? Record which you think it is below each picture.

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Ruler noises worksheet

Ruler noises

Try this simple experiment at home to investigate the pitch of sound you can make using a ruler.

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Make your own guitar

Make your own guitar

A guitar makes music when the strings vibrate. This simple experiment will help you make your own guitar and see how the length and tightness of the strings can affect the notes made.
Kitchen-roll instrument worksheet

Kitchen-roll instrument

We’re going to be playing with our voice sounds and muffling them using a kitchen roll. Make different sounds into the tube (ring a bell, clap, whistle, rattle some keys). Blindfold the person who is listening and ask them to guess what sounds you are making.
How does sound resonate investigation

How does sound resonate?

Resonance is described as the intensification and prolongation of sound, especially of a musical tone, produced by sympathetic vibration. Now ask an adult if you can borrow some glasses to investigate how the amount of water in a glass can affect the resonance sound made.

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Summer brain-boosting challenges learning pack

Summer brain-boosting challenges

Juggle fruit. Work on the technology of the future. Plot and design a lost city, create a zoo of invented animals, learn to talk sdrawkcab and bake a pizza clock and a pastry map. How many of our wonderful brain-boosting challenges can you fit into your summer? All you need are some art materials, imagination and an enquiring mind to have a go at a whole host of practical and reflective activities, suitable for primary-school children (and parents, of course). Have fun!

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Guess that sound

Guess that sound

In this entertaining activity your child will learn all about sounds.
Listen carefully to sounds

Listen carefully to sounds

This worksheet explores descriptive sounds and encourages your child to take a 'sound walk' and record and reproduce what they hear.