Grade Levels: K-3

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Sound, and supports the standard of  providing evidence that vibrating materials can make sound, and that sound can make materials vibrate. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Prompt students to observe their surroundings. Ask:

  • What sounds do you hear around our classroom? 
  • How do you think these sounds are made?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Play the Sound movie.  
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause. 

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about sound while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

  • Draw About It: Draw something that makes a low sound and something that makes a high sound.
  • Activity: Make music with glasses of water to learn about pitch.
  • Talk About It: Fill in the KWL chart to organize your ideas about sound.
  • Write About It: Describe what sounds you might hear at a concert and how you think the sounds are made.

More to Explore 

Energy Unit: Continue to build understanding around sound by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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