Science Day for Year 4

For their science theme last half term, Year 4 have been exploring sound. This week we spent a whole day investigating pitch and how different materials transmit sound. First we used the music resources to explore different pitches, using the Blue Man group as inspiration. We listened to the different pitches produced by the different lengths of the 'boom bashers', then we recorded our observations. We then looked at string telephones and if different materials would affect the volume or pitch of the transmitted sound. Year 4 tested different thicknesses of string and wool. This involved us making predictions for the different materials, investigating and recording our results. We then recorded our work as a scientific write up.