Children will read about an ice band that plays instruments made from ice.
When parts of a musical instrument vibrate, they make a cool sound!
Next Generation Science Standards:
1-PS4-1 Vibrating materials can make sound.
Use these questions to check students’ understanding and stimulate discussion:
1. What does vibrate mean? ( to move back and forth quickly)
2. What happens when the strings on a bass vibrate? (They make a sound.)
3. What happens when you blow air into a horn and it vibrates? (It makes a sound.)
4. What ice instrument would you like to play? (Answers will vary.)
Go online to print or project the Reading Checkpoint.
Materials: empty tissue boxes, rubber bands of different widths, copies of the skill sheet Optional: paper, glue, markers, and/or stickers to cover and decorate the tissue boxes
Overview: Children will learn about sound and vibrations firsthand when they stretch rubber bands across the openings of tissue boxes, pluck their “guitars,” and observe.