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Dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)


Running Time

Primary
1.5 hours

Secondary
3.5 hours, including a half hour lunch break

Price range

Per student (1.5 hrs)
$18.00
Per student (3.5 hrs)
$24.00

Minimum charge is for 15 students

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability – Years 5 – 9

Introduce your students to the physics of sound.

In this workshop, students will discover how the physics of sound relates to musical instruments by exploring frequency, amplitude, sound waves and timbre.

Use music technology to explore the science of sound with a range of examples and activities that are entertaining, educational and easy to understand, including a hearing test and using technology to view wavelength, waveforms and the frequency spectrum.

This workshop is able to be customised for primary students and general science students in Years 7 to 9. Please contact us to discuss customisation options for your group.

Before the workshop

There is no prior knowledge required for this workshop.

During the workshop

  • Discover how sound is made
  • Explore features of sound waves – frequency / wavelength / amplitude / timbre
  • Manipulate sound and sound effects
  • Record voice and investigate the resulting sound waves
  • Compose a song from audio loops, exploring the concepts discussed

After the workshop

Student work will be made available for download via email link sent to the teacher making the booking.

PLEASE NOTE: If your students are more interested in making music, please check out the other workshops from our Into the Music program.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts critical and Creative Thinking
Science Personal and Social


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