Our science of sound workshop is a mix of interactive presentation and hands-on play and experimentation. We offer students an opportunity to conduct scientific experiments on how sound is made (vibration, frequency), how it travels (medium, longitudinal/pressure waves) and where it ends up (hearing, absorption).
We can help support your curriculum for science and music, be part of a STEAM / STEM event, or run as an enrichment activity for the children and teachers to enjoy. The workshops can meet the needs of a range of age groups including EYFS to Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.
“Thank you for coming along to our school, the feedback from parents and carers has been fantastic and we’ve continued their learning back in the classroom following the workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and how practical and engaging they were.”
— St Andrew’s Primary, London
“The School of Noise workshop was absolutely fantastic! Dan’s explanations were engaging and accessible for all children. The children were extremely excited throughout the workshop and eager to understand the science behind sound and to explore all of the many resources provided. Dan provided adjustments and differentiated activities for children with SEN concerns and was able to engage all children irrespective of their needs. Overall, we would strongly recommend the School of Noise workshop!”
— Akiva School, London
The equipment the students can use include tuning forks, Chladni plates (creating patterns in sand using vibration), real fruit and veg that can trigger musical sounds, a telegraph key, a theremin and more. Each workshop can last either 1hr, 1.5hrs or 2 hours depending on how many classes you’d like throughout the day.
We also offer online workshops for our facilitators to speak to the class about sound and answer any questions they may have.