Learning about Sound in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class

We have been learning about our senses in school this week. We learned about the different types of sounds (loud and quiet) around us. We also learned about the parts of our ear and how our ears work to hear sounds. We did an experiment to show how sound waves are made when objects vibrate. We made rice move by using instruments to make vibrations! The children could SEE SOUND at work! The rice moved when instruments were played and they made vibrations. The vibrations then made the rice move. This is the same thing that happens when vibrations make our ear drum move, sending a message to our brain telling us to hear.