Cross Curricular & Creative Curriculum
Meets skills objectives for Science and DT with extension oppotunities in music
(& QCA Changing Sounds Science Unit 5F and Musical Instruments, DT unit 5A)
2½ hours £125 per class (up to 32)
Guided by composer, junk instrument maker and ex-secondary school music teacher Sam Paechter, children participate in experiments using springs, fishing line, tuning forks, plastic tubing, a wind up gramophone, straws, water, an oscilloscope, a very long stick and a host of unusual instruments to discover:
How is sound is made?
What's the difference between high, low, loud and quiet?
What can sound travel through?
What kinds of materials conduct and amplify sounds and which materials insulate and dampen them?
How are sounds produced, amplified and altered in various brass, wind, string and percussion instruments?
How to make a variety of working wind, brass, tuned percussion and string instruments from junk and easily obtainable materials
Every child is involved in at least one experiment.
Meets KS2 skills objectives for:
Sc1 Scientific Enquiry
1 Ideas & evidence in science
2 Investigative Skills
Sc3 Materials & their Properties
Grouping & classifying materials
SC4 Physical Processes
3 Light & Sound
Breadth of Study
The Science of Sound
Meets skills objectives for KS2 Science
(& QCA Changing Sounds Science Unit 5F)
1½ hours £95 per class (up to 32)
As above but without the instrument making
What people have said about The Science of Sound & Instrument Making
A double whammy of excellent science and DT teaching! Sam’s demos are innovative and inspirational. The children can’t wait to try out his ideas and inventions and their learning is thoroughly enhanced and enriched.
“Sam has excellent workshop and subject knowledge. He has a great relationship with the children who all ejoyed it, were motivated and keen to join in. Lots of learning taking place by all children. Great!”
“Hugely entertaining, scientifically stimulating and excellent value for money - this is a must for all upper Key Stage 2 classes.”
“That was fantastic! He explained it just the way we understand it.”
“The children participated in fantastic experiments which wouldn’t have been possible in school under normal conditions.”