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Sounds like science

Sounds like science explores the science of sound and music.
The links between science and music are enormously diverse. Endless opportunities exist to explore mutual themes ranging from the physics of sound and acoustics and the psychological effects of music, to the use of music in medicine and the associations between mathematics and music.

The pack includes 20 activities and 6 long-term projects Make your own glee club with Sounds like Science.

If you have witnessed the current rise in show choir-based American TV taking over the airwaves, you might have thought it a good idea to incorporate this into a science lesson. Why not set-up your own class ‘science show choir’ and encourage students to perform in front of the class with the things they make in this pack.

The audience
The ideas in this activity pack are designed to be adaptable for a variety of audiences. It may be worth carrying out a pilot test on a sample audience prior to holding your National Science and Engineering Week Event.

Science links
All the activities and challenges can be used to complement the science and music sections of the National Curricula in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the Scottish 5–14 Guidelines in Environmental Studies.


Sounds like science