An active investigation of the science of sound – with acoustic high jinks!


Workshop Description

This highly active drama-based workshop uncovers how we – and other living things – make sense of sound. After exploring the nature of soundwaves and how they behave in different situations and how they can help us make sense of the world, children will teach each other incredible, new acoustic facts in such exciting improvisations as “Escape from the Volcano”, “Terror from the Skies” and “Submarine Shocker”!

Exploring: soundwaves, acoustic resistance, echo location, the Doppler Effect.


KS2/ P4-P7 / 2nd- 6th Class
1 hour - half a day
30 pupils per workshop


How many pupils can take part?

Making Sense of Sound can accommodate up-to 30 pupils per workshop in sessions lasting around an hour. 

What is the format of the day?

We will work with you to plan a timetable, based on the number of classes you would like to take part and the timings of your school day. This workshop can last anywhere from 1-hour to half-a-day.

Are there any technical requirements?

Each working space needs to be equipped with laptop/screen/projector, so pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint throughout.


Where will the workshops take place?

This workshop is active and works best in a school hall. A large classroom with desks and chairs stowed away as far as possible is fine.

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