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a tub of water with a variety of items in it Sound Through water

Let’s try listening to different sounds both in water and out of water. How does sound travel through air and how does it travel through water?

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: Any

Materials Needed:

  • Tub of water
  • 2L pop bottle
  • metal spoons
  • various water-resistant objects to make a sound in the tub

Activity/steps:

Prior to the activity, cut the bottom of the pop bottle off so it is open. With the cap off, put your ear to the small opening of the pop bottle while someone hits the spoons together inside the tub. Try different objects and sounds, such as tapping on the container, flicking a rubber band, tapping Popsicle sticks together or plastic spoons. Ask your child to describe the sounds. Can they guess what items are making the sounds?

 

 

Instructors: 

Andrea Amestoy, Registered Nurse/Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired outreach and Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor at Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind

Jessica Chamblin, Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired. I have worked in the field of Deafblindness for five years in a variety of roles including Interpreter, PCA, Intervener and TBVI. I work for Intermediate School District 917 in Rosemount, Minnesota. I have completed the Intervener training series provided by the Minnesota Deafblind Project and currently serve on the Deafblind Community of Practice for the State of Minnesota.

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