Year 8 students making music in Science

Year 8 students making music in Science


The Year 8 Core Physics classes have been very creative in exploring the physics of sound and sound waves recently.

Students investigated how sound was produced by the four main types of instruments (aerophones, chordophones, idiophones and membranophones). They then chose an instrument and researched its origins, materials and design, as well as how the sound is produced.

Putting their knowledge into practice, each student constructed a model that could produce sound and play a tune, which they then presented to the rest of the class.

Mrs May was impressed with the high quality of instruments constructed, and the variety of tunes. "One student performed The Pink Panther theme on his hand-made ukelele."