Science of Sound Workshops

For Years 4, 5 and 6

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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 pupils will 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 and Percussion.

The workshop is designed for 30 pupils and lasts approximately 90 minutes  Cost £95

Download Leaflet Science of Sound Workshop

Please contact Will Embliss

 07946 625957

Feedback from schools:-

“The sound workshop was excellent. I spoke to the children and they said it was one the best they have ever had. I think it worked really well having both classes together in the hall. The kids were really focussed and no behaviour issues considering it lasted for nearly two hours. Myself and Jocelyn would like thank you and we will definitely be recommending you.” Balbir Y4 teacher at St Patrick’s Primary Walthamstow 0ct 21

“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.

Thank you letters from Year 4 pupils at Cavendish School

3 thoughts on “Science of Sound Workshops”

  1. Hi Will,

    The children couldn’t sing your praises enough during our discussions. Here are some of the things they said:

    “It was really fun because we all got to take part!” Olivia

    “I loved it because I love science!” Mylah

    “I was really impressed that he had made his own instruments!” Cameron

    “ I found it fantastic because I learnt lots of new things!” Kye

    “It was really educational.” Summer

    “ I found it really interesting learning about sound in so many different ways!” Eva

    Thanks again,
    Claire Leader Year 4 teacher at Northwick Park Academy

  2. Thank you again Will. The workshop was great and I felt as if three quarters of the curriculum had been taught by the time you left us!

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