Science of Sound Workshops
This exciting workshop covers “Changing Sounds” topic of the National Curriculum.
Will’s insight as a musical instrument designer makes this a thoroughly engaging workshop.
Every pupil takes part in a demonstration using all sorts of unusual instruments including: – broomsticks; a conch shell; penny whistles; straws; guitar strings; a slinky; a trumpet; a trombone; plastic tubing; a marimba; plastic bottles; a metallophone; a batonka; a tuning fork; a djembe; water and a helium balloon.
In the process they learn how to differentiate between Pitch and Volume
How sound travels through solids, liquids and gases – but not through a vacuum
How to vary pitch on: – Strings, Wind, Brass & Percussion
The session lasts approximately 90 minutes and costs £95 per class
Feedback from schools:-
“Brilliant workshop, so interactive and different from last year.” National Science Teacher of the Year 2012, Tracy Kilkenny, Muswell Hill Primary
“ The way you conducted the session taught the Year 4 children so much about sound. During a plenary later that day, it was obvious that all the children had learnt a lot from the workshop” Irene Tyrell, Head of St Martin of Porres
“Thank you for delivering a wonderfully informative and hands on workshop to accompany our sound topic. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and is evident from the work they completed afterwards clearly learnt a great deal. I will definitely recommend your workshop to the teachers of year 4 next year.” Clare O’Sullivan -Teacher at St Georges Catholic Primary School Sudbury.