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Listen for a Minute

Sit quietly for one minute—what do you hear?


  • chart paper
  • marker

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.

  1. Shh! Have children sit as quietly as possible for one minute and listen to the sounds around them.
  2. Write their observations on chart paper.
  3. Ask: What sounds did you hear? What do you think made that sound? Let’s try to imitate that sound.

Reflect and Share

Listen together quietly for one more 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?

Write down any new observations children make. 

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