The videos have truly inspired them to try creating sound and rhythm with different objects in different ways which is a part of our science standards. Below, a friend brought in some random items from home to show how they create sound!
I set out some random items and instruments on a table to see what would happen. They started exploring right away.
I then created seperate areas for the kids to explore sound and added questions for them to explore. Next week we will add clip boards for them to document what they notice.
In the area below, the kids explore and create a song by painting the colors on a strip of paper and then following their music to play their song!
Our friend below created a list while we were outside of the different things he noticed that created sound on our playground! He presented the list to the class. He also showed us how rubbing a row of magnets created sound, and he showed us how he could create rythym with the zipper on his bag.
These friends below organized a performance for us! They each showed how their instruments made sound, then played them together! They were very proud!
So far they have noticed that sound can be made by striking, blowing, rubbing, strumming/plucking, and shaking. We also learned that sound is caused by vibrations. Next week we will continue to explore sound and the kids will pick an area to become an expert in!
Here are some other things going on during our exploration time! Music isn't the only thing going on!
Beautiful loose art creations were made as seen below.