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Sounds of Second Grade
During the past few weeks, second grade students have been studying about sound in both music and science class. They have learned about how sound is made and how it travels by investigating with tuning forks, rulers, slinkys, and musical instruments.
These experiments have enabled students to explore sounds of varying pitch and volume. Class activities and discussions have provided students with opportunities to think about how sound travels through solids, liquids and gases.
Last week our students had the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Fred Ingold Music Festival at Marvin Ridge High School. Here, they were able to see what they had learned in science and music come to life.
Instruments of varying pitch and volume were explained and demonstrated by middle and high school musicians. Western Union students were able to use what they had learned in science and music to better understand concepts such as vibration, pitch, frequency and sound waves. Woodwinds, horns, and percussion instruments were demonstrated as well as familiar concert pieces.
Our second graders represented Western Union well and enjoyed everything about the concert.
Written by: Cecilia Koester, 2nd Grade Teacher
Posted: Mar 31, 2014 by Carrie Johnson