Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Sound topic on BrainPOP Jr.

In Concert

Take your child to a concert and listen to live music together. Many communities have free music programs appropriate for the whole family. Local colleges or universities often have chamber music ensembles or orchestras that play for free. After the show, discuss the music with your child. What instruments did he or she hear? Was the music loud or soft? What instruments had the highest or lowest pitch? How did the volume and pitch change during a song?

Day and Night Sounds

Some animals are active during the day, while other animals are active at dusk or at night. Take a walk with your child around the neighborhood once during the day and once at dusk or at night. What sounds does he or she hear? How are the sounds different during the day and at night? How do you think animals use sound? Discuss what you hear with your child and learn more by researching the Internet or visiting the library to learn more about animals in your neighborhood.

Filed as:  Energy, K-3, Science, Sound