Exploring the sounds of glass

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 18, 2013

in Science and Nature, Sound Jars

Sound Jars

Last week I shared with you a little bit about how we have been exploring glass. As part of our study on glass, we spent time exploring the sounds of glass…

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As most of you most likely know, depending on how much water you pour into a glass jar or other glass container then give the jar a gentle tap, the sound of the jar will change.  My preschoolers spent time exploring this very process…

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We had different sized jars available and the children noticed right away that the size of the jar made a difference in the sound of the jar. We talked about the “pitch” of each sound the jars made and whether the pitch was higher or lower…

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After taking a few moments to listen to the sounds of our empty jars, the children were ready to change the sounds of their jars by adding water. Each child chose the amount of water they wished to pour in their jar…

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Once water was added to the jar, each child once again tapped the sound stick against the jar to see if the sound of the jar had changed.  We stopped to take a listen to each jar and to notice if the sounds of our jars had changed and what caused the change…

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The children continued to add water and tap their jars. Along the way, we stopped and listened to the sound of each jar and then we would all tap our jars at the same time…

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At the end of our exploration of sound jars, we worked together to line up our jars in a long row by the sound of the jar or the amount of water that was in the jar.  Because the jars were of different sizes, we found it was better to organize our jars by the sound they made as we tapped them….

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The children were then given time to explore the sounds of all the jars and could pour more water in or out of a jar as they decided to do so….

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1 Teacher Tripp November 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

This is wonderful…definitely want to try this…also the letter of the week is G!

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