General Lab Information


Sounds Around

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Students analyze different pitches and volumes of sound and observe sound waves passing though different states of matter to understand how sound is produced and travels. 

Vocabulary: energy, oscilloscope, pitch, sound, sound waves, vibration, vocal chords, xylophone

Session Information:

  • Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home. 
  • Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home.  Can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.  
  • Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking.  
  • Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided. 
  • Sessions are 30 minutes, Tu-Fr, 9:30 a.m.,10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Plan for additional time to get settled in the virtual classroom. 
  • One class per session 

New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Science and Engineering Practices

PS4.A: Wave Properties

Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Prediction

Scale, Proportion, and Quantity

Structure and Function

Planning and Carrying out Investigations

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Next Generation English Language Arts Standards

Speaking and Listening


Comprehension and Collaboration

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use


Program Audience

1st Grade