The second in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'Sound,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning.
We are learning to explain how sound travels to the ear.
An interesting fact or fiction starter to engage and intrigue children.
Follows on from previous session so revisiting the homework section is optional.
Children consider and learn how a sound travels as a wave.
Builds on previous learning. Explores why a sound travels faster through a solid than a liquid and a liquid than a gas.
Opportunity for children to work in mixed ability groups to investigate how a sound travels through a solid and a gas. Children also think about how to make their experiment a fair test.
Develop's children's scientific explanations.
'Mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning.
Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (all of which are provided as well as being explained on the PowerPoint)
Plenary is a thought provoking mastery style question to identify who has understood the learning at a deeper level and to encourage interesting scientific discussion - could also link to a space topic.
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