Date(s) - 08/06/2018 - 08/08/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library


This STEM unit brings new excitement to the study of sound. The storybook Kwame’s Sound introduces a young drummer from Ghana who is blind; his father, an acoustical engineer, shows Kwame that sound is vibration and can be represented with both visual symbols (such as musical notation and spectrograms) and tactile symbols. Hands-on activities in this unit lead students to explore the properties of volume and pitch, investigate ways to damp sound, and develop their own way to represent the key elements of sound.

These sessions are designed for children who have completed Kindergarten and older! (Older participants will be teamed with younger children in collaborative groups.)