- chart paper labeled “Our Ideas about Sound”
Key Science Concepts
- Sounds have a source.
- An action has to take place in order for a sound to occur.
Tell children that you’ll be exploring sound together over the next few weeks. Explain that this week you’ll focus on listening to sounds very carefully.
- Shh! Have children sit as quietly as possible for one minute and listen to the sounds around them.
- Write their observations on chart paper.
- Talk with the children: What sounds did you hear? What do you think made that sound? Let’s try to imitate that sound.
Listen together quietly for another minute.
- Did you hear any new sounds?
- Which sounds did you hear again?
- Did you hear anything that surprised you?
- Everyone was very quiet while we were listening. How did being quiet help us to listen?
- Tell children you’re going to make another chart called “Our Ideas About Sound,” and that you’ll be adding to it as they explore and learn new things over the week.
- Write down any observations children make.
- Return to the chart several times during the week.
- Each time, read children’s observations aloud and invite them to add new ideas to the chart.