With engaging and hands-on activities, second graders at Hillside School learned about "sound" in a variety of ways during SOUNDS LIKE FUN, presented by Elaine Cooperman from Science Made Fun. 

Second graders started by learning how sound moves and is processed by the ear.  They saw diagrams of the ear and learned about the different parts of the ear and what each of their functions are within the ear.  They created their own “eardrum” and used some salt and a tuning fork to visualize the way in which sound vibrates the tympanic membrane of the ear.  

The students also used a blindfold and some coins to understand how a person experiences sounds without the use of sight.  Lastly, they created their own wind and string instruments to experience the different sounds that different size strings and different levels of air volume have on sound.