Spring Term 2 Our topic this half term is ‘Sound’. We are learning to identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating. We will find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it and find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it. Choose one item from the tabs below to complete this half term. Tasks should be completed by 28th March 2017. You may complete more than one task if you wish it is not compulsory! Please see Mr.Pratten if you would like any further explanation.
Science & DT
Science & Music
Music & ICT
Science & English
Science & English
Science & English
Science & English
How many different sounds can you find as you explore your home? Make a table to show the sounds you hear and how you think they are made.
Make a yoghurt pot telephone and write an explanation as to how you think it works. Instructions: Make small holes in the bottom of both yoghurt pots with the scissors.(ask an adult to help). Thread a length of string through the hole in the bottom of one of the yoghurt pots and tie a knot in the end so that it doesn’t come out. Thread the other end through the hole in the bottom of the other yoghurt pot and tie a knot in the end. Both yoghurt pots should now be connected to each other via the string. To use the telephone hold the pots so that the string it tight and talk onto the pot while someone else holds the other pot to their ear.
Make a glass xylophone Find four glass beakers which are the same size and shape. Fill one beaker with water almost to the top. In the second beaker make the water level about 2 cm from the top of the glass. In the third beaker, make the level 4cm from the top. Don’t put any water in the fourth glass. Tap the side of each glass with a wooden spoon. Each glass will ring with a note of a different pitch. Write an explanation as to why the pitch changes.
Compose a piece of music using household objects as your instruments. Record the piece as a sound file. Email your sound file to Year4@stchadsprimary.net
Create a fact file about sound using information you have researched in books or on the Internet.
Create a wordsearch containing vocabulary relating to sound.
Write an explanation about how humans hear sound.
Create a quiz about sound.
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