Today in science, we will have 3 different stations going on. Each station will have a separate experiment. The first station will consist of using a tuning fork and rubber mallet. Students will strike the tuning fork with the rubber mallet. When we strike the tuning fork with the mallet, the tines vibrate. Students will have to answer questions such as “what does this event show about sound?”
The next station will be our bouncing salt station. Students will strike their tuning fork near our salt, and will observe what happens. What happens to the salt? Why did the salt do this?
The third station will be our can-and-string telephone station. Students will be able to understand how sound travels. They will observe and record any differences they notice with the different types of strings.
Please talk to your kids about these experiments at home.