Kendra Staton – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Kendra Staton – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Biography

The proposed science unit of instruction is entitled Wondrous Waves: A Study of Sound Through the Implementation of 1st Grade Next Generation Physical Science Standards. Students participated in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and relevant investigations relating to sound. This includes developing an understanding of the way in which sound travels. Additionally, students conducted numerous investigations that allow them to determine the effect of different variables on sound. It provided them with an opportunity to utilize tools in the design, as well as the construction of sound devices for the purpose of communication. This unit included activities such as exploration with tuning forks and creating a paper cup telephone. Another experiment included pitch and volume that included learning about the structure and function of ears. Additionally, students were able to research various sounds using technology, create a musical instrument, and build a prototype for an ear.