The science activity is called Seeing Sound.
It is based on a branch of science/art called Cymatics.
‘Cymatics’ It is derived from the Greek ‘kyma’ meaning wave.

In these experiments we made slime with 2 cups of corn starch and 1 cup of green water.
The children used their BIG muscles to mix the slime.
We then made the slime dance using a vibrating loudspeaker controlled by iPads.

We also made geometrical sand art using a device called a “Chladni Plate’.
First, the child sprinkles some coloured sand onto the Plate.
Using an iPad, children selected various images (boomerangs, butterflies, stars, spider web)
and a representation of that image appears on the vibrating plate along with corresponding sounds!!

We played a game called louder / softer where the teachers made vibrations
with a giant wave spring that presents an excellent representation of vibration.

The beauty of this incursion is the fact that it connects music, shape, and images with physical movement (i.e vibration).

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Meet The Sonic Kitchen. We provide a highly unique mode of sound education that consists of hands-on experience, using science and technology to produce creative outcomes. We use modern technology by means of our colourful workshops that range from voice transformation to science experiments where kids actually get to see sound!! We always strive for uniqueness and excellence, in turn, encouraging kids to reflect the same trailblazing spirit. We sincerely hope to visit your centre very soon!

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