In 8th Grade Science, students are gaining conceptual understanding of the properties of sound and wave interference. As they investigate how a disturbance that travels through different mediums transfers energy into sound waves, they are utilizing their senses (touch, sight, hearing) to gather information about the factors that affect the speed of sound.
As students discussed the differences between music and noise, they analyzed how frequency affected pitch through lab investigation. They have begun to experiment with making music, changing the pitch of sound, by creating their own musical instruments. They will complete a lab report to conclude their investigations, and maybe play a tune for you upon request!