Reflection: Flexibility What makes sound? - Section 2: Warm-up


I taught this unit in March, and due to inclement weather, we experienced many delays and closings.  Unfortunately, science or content is one of the first subjects to go on 2-hour late days.  I taught the previous lesson right before a blizzard, so after a four-day weekend, I had students re-watch the video.

My plan was to have students glue diagrams of the ear into their science journals after the video, but one of my students asked for them first, in order to take notes with it.  

Then, after the video, I asked, "What questions do you still have about sound, even after watching the video?"  I wrote student questions on post-it notes and placed them under the "W" What we Wonder section of the KLEWS chart.  I was hoping a student would ask what a sound wave was or what makes sound, but alas, I had to pose those questions myself to get the day's investigation going!  Then, after I voiced them, many students agreed that they too were puzzled.

  Flexibility: Reteaching from the previous lesson
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What makes sound?

Unit 4: Light and Sound
Lesson 3 of 18

Objective: SWBAT plan and conduct an investigation of sound.

Big Idea: Sounds waves, vibrations, huh? Let's investigate what these vibrations can really do. Sending good vibes your way!

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