Dimon Elementary Year One
Adkins – Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will identify how sound is created.
- Students will recognize why sounds can sound differently.
- Students will use their bodies to represent principles of sound waves.
- Students will work in groups of three in collaborative learning teams.
S1P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate light and sound
- Construct an explanation supported by evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
D1CR.1 Demonstrates an understanding of creative and choreographic principles, processes, and structures
- Explores basic concepts of partnering (e.g., copying, leading, mirroring, following) b. Creates shapes and levels through movement
- Engages in creative exploration of dance elements through structured improvisation and play (e.g., body, space, time, energy)
- Creates movement based on his or her own ideas, feelings, concepts, and kinesthetic awareness
Science & Dance
Enough space for all students to stand in a circle.
The lesson began with the class seated on the carpet, and the teacher brought up the things they had been learning about sound. The first concept introduced was the difference between High Frequency and Low Frequency.
We then talked about how sound travels (in waves!) and PAIR specialist asked students to demonstrate from their seats how waves look. (lots of student wiggles).
Sound Waves (spoken at a high pitch)- Students would wiggle very quickly.
Sound Waves (spoken at a low pitch)- Students wiggle very slowly.
The teacher then prompted the students to think about where the sound waves travel– to the Ear Drum. Students demonstrated from their seats what movements they thought represented that concept.
Ear Drum – partners on the side became the “drum”
- For extra fun, have students work in small groups to develop their own physical representation of a vocabulary word or scientific principle. Use guiding questions to help them accurately but creatively demonstrate their understanding.