Session I Only

The scientific experiments two-week summer course will include a lab section as well as a reading section each day. The lab section will begin with an inquiry study about sound focusing on using the scientific method to study questions students raise about sound, vibration, pitch, etc. During the second week students will use the design process to create musical instruments using what they have learned about sound during the labs. During the reading section, students will focus on reading nonfiction texts to study sound and related topics as well as analyze text structures such as cause and effect, chronological order, and problem and solution. Moreover, during the course students will document their work using various media including videos and photography.