Inquiry Questions

How can we create sound using objects at home?
Where do the sounds of nature come from?


EHow Education

This video clip provides ideas for making music from natural objects found in nature like grass, twigs, rocks and fruits and veggies.  

Link: EHow Education

Teaching Ideas

Learning about sound: activities to do at home 

  • Use recyclable items (cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes, plastic yoghurt pots, etc) to make your own musical instruments 
  • Go on a sound walk and write down or record the sounds you hear in your local environment/backyard 
  • Make a sound game by recording a selection of sounds and seeing who can guess what each sound is. 
  • Make your own telephone using a long piece of string and two yoghurt pots.