I am linking up today for Collaboration Cuties Science Mentor text. One of my kindergarten science skills is to have my students observe how things move (vibrate) to make sound. Sounds All Around is a great text to introduce how sounds are made. While reading the text, we gently touch our necks to feel our voice box as we talk. Afterwards I have my students pluck rubber bands to see the vibrations as a sound is made. I also have 8 mini plastic water bottles- 2 filled with rice, 2 filled with beans, 2 filled with salt, and 2 filled with oatmeal. These bottles were not filled all the way- just 1/4 of the way. I covered them with socks. My students then had to try and match the ones that sounded the same and guessed what could be inside them. This one doesn't show the vibrations, but they love trying to match the sounds and guess what could be inside each one.
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I recently looked up for some sound activities on Pinterest. I came across one called a Chicken in the Cup. I have not done this, but now I so want to do this with my littles! I highly recommend you watch this Chicken in the Cup video. All you need for each child is a plastic cup, paper clip, string, and a wet paper towel... did you click to see the video? I think elementary students would have fun making noise with this one!
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