Breaking the Sound Barrier

Brown, Tom; Boehringer, Kim
January 2007
Science & Children;Jan2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p35
Academic Journal
The article relates the activities of fourth-grade students who participated in a series of dynamic sound learning centers in the U.S. The hands-on, exploratory approach ignited student interest in sound, promoted language acquisition and built comprehension of key science concepts. The lessons began with an introductory discussion about sound. The class discussed that sound waves carry energy that affects humans in various ways. To help guide students in their hands-on explorations to come, the teacher asked students to brainstorm some questions about sound in their science journals. The students were encouraged to make careful observations and record their data.


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