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: This activity is available in-person or virtually.

In-Person Session Information Virtual Session Information
  • Session times are Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Activities are pre-selected based on grade level
  • Up to two classes per session, maximum 30 students/class
  • Session times are Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m., 11:15 - 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 - 1 p.m.
  • Select one activity
  • Up to two classes per session
  • Teachers will receive detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking
  • Secure link to videoconferencing platform will be provided

All in-person activities are interactive, hands-on student experiences guided by our instructors. All virtual activities are interactive, instructor-led experiences that are either facilitated with students using materials from school/home or demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.

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