Thursday, 7 August 2014

Sensational Sound...

These week we have been 'tuning in' to our Inquiry about sound.  We've had lots of great discussions and shared some wonderful insights about sounds and our senses. We watched this great little clip (a very old one that Mrs P can even remember from when she was at school), that tells us all about our five senses...



Our five senses are touch, sight, taste, smell and hearing.  We've thought long and hard about what we can use these senses for and what we like and don't like.  Check out some of our super-duper senses poems...


"I like the taste of creamy icecream.  I like the smell of coloured flowers.  I like the feel of warm hugs.  I like the sound of pretty music.  I like the look of a rainbow." ~ Nicholas

"I like the taste of sweet and sticky lollies.  I like the smell of giant lollies.  I like the feel of fluffy cats.  I like the sound of pretty music. I like the look of a big, happy smile." ~ Jerome

"I like the taste of my mum's dried fruit.  I like the smell of flowers.  I like the feel of silky hair. I like the sound of chirping birds. I like the look of my mum." ~ Sophia

"I like the taste of crispy biscuits.  I like the smell of clean laundry.  I like the feel of cats.  I like the sound of river water.  I like the look of my favourite toys." ~ Luka 

We wanted to show you what the five senses are.  They are...

Taste...
Touch...
Smell...
Sight... 
Hearing...
What sense is most relevant for our inquiry?  Hearing...

We spent some time resting our eyes and really 'tuning in' with our ears.  What sounds could we hear? Were these loud or quiet sounds?  Sweet or harsh sounds? What made the sound? We shared our brilliant ideas with the class and wrote some fabulous stories about what we could hear and how those sounds made us feel.

Today we got to try some very cool experiments that explored sound...


Sophia and Luka experiment to see if they can produce sound waves in the water...

Can you see the sound waves? 
Nicholas and Jerome try out their paper-cup phones...

Our Sensational Sound Inquiry Wall

3 comments:

  1. What fabulous work on the senses, E7! Marianna (Luka's Mum)

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  2. HI Room 7 I like your Jimminy Cricket sense video. It was really cool. My sight is the most important thing to me. Which sense it most important to you?
    From Oliva (Clyde School)

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  3. Hello Luka's Mum! Thank you for looking at our blog. We are going to learn all about musical instruments. From E7

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