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Breaking the Sound Barrier

by: Kim Boehringer and Tom Brown

Student interest in science has been amplified at one elementary school. During a recent unit on sound, students in a fourth-grade class participated in a series of dynamic sound learning centers followed by a dramatic capstone event— an exploration of the amazing Trashcan Whoosh Waves. It’s a notoriously difficult subject to teach, but this hands-on, exploratory approach ignited student interest in sound, promoted language acquisition, and built comprehension of key science concepts. These successful experiences with fourth-grade students are shared here.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2007Stock # sc07_044_05_35Volume 044Issue 05

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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