Science in Year 4

This week the children have been learning about sound in science. The children discovered that sound is a type of energy made by vibrations. We carried out different investigations to discover how sound travels, and the children were able to confidently explain how sound travels through a medium to the ear and what happens inside the ear.

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Following this, the children investigated the pitch of a sound. They learnt that high pitch sounds are caused by fast vibrations and low pitch sounds are caused by slow vibrations.

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Today, we had a visitor from the Ogden Trust who shared more learning on sound with the children. They carried out a range of different investigations to discover how sound can travel through solids, liquids and gases, and they also investigated how sound gets fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

 

We have had lots of fun learning about sound. Can the children share with you any of their learning?

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