Making Waves in 4th Grade!Posted by Carlene Gordon
Fourth graders are discovering the many forms of energy including sound energy. Of course, we cannot see sound waves so we decided to make one that we can! Students were tasked with working together with the given materials to make a sound wave to demonstrate how energy travels. They assembled duct tape, skewers and the class favorite, gummy bears, to create one long sound wave. Observations were soon made on how the amount of energy in a wave determines frequency and wavelength. Equally impressive during this class activity, was how our fourth grade scientists were able to effectively manage themselves and work together to accomplish a task. With intentionally minimal teacher direction, our fourth grade scientists, quickly assembled themselves and got right to work in their own break-out groups and then came together for the final construction. Great job fourth grade!
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