Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sounds All Around

"Sounds All Around" by Wendy Pfeffer is a Let's Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 1 picture book.

This book reviews many of the sounds that humans make with their mouths, musical instruments, or with their feet in the leaves. Animals make all kinds of different sounds and sometimes to send messages to other animals for protection, mating, or calling animals towards them.

"Feel your throat as you sing, talk, or hum. Your fingertips tingle because your vocal cords shake to make sounds. They shake back and forth very fast. This is called vibrating. And that makes the air around them vibrate. These vibrations move through the air in waves called sound waves."

This book also mentions terms like sonar and decibels. There are several sound-related activities in the back of the book which include making a guitar, making musical glasses, and listening to sounds through solid objects.

The recommended age range is K-3rd grade.

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