Creative Science: Seeing Sounds
- £5 per pupil introductory offer (minimum charge £125, maximum 36 students)
- 10.30am – 1.15pm
- Learning Loft, Great Western Warehouse and Power Hall
- Step-free access throughout. Wheelchair-accessible toilets nearby. Read our facilities guide
Fun, vibrant and surprising, this morning of structured activities will challenge students to explore the concepts of sound waves in a cross-curricular, creative context, working as part of team and reflecting real working practices.
A sharp, surprising and participatory science show will introduce students to the key principles of sound waves – wavelength, frequency and amplitude.
Armed with this knowledge, some modern audio recording equipment and the freedom to create, the students will head to the Power Hall – a sensory wonder of clanging wheels and hissing steam.
There they’ll begin the task: record, analyse, mix and finally present their own musical piece, blasted through a Rubens’ Tube – a dramatic firey visualisation of sound waves.
Doing and leading, students will develop independent learning skills and joined-up thinking across STEM subject areas in an exciting and inspiring way.
What will they learn?
- Experimenting with a Rubens’ Tube, students will see how different types of sound travel.
- Students will develop science skills to collect, predict and analyse data.
- Students will learn how to design and mix a piece of music.
- Students will understand how to use scientific vocabulary and peer review.