Sunday, September 20, 2015

Grade 6 - Physics - Week one (sound)

Since this week was only a 4 day week, I had planned accordingly (Monday was Labor Day).

Day 1 - We talked about what Physics is and we wrote a short description (Physics is the study of nature, in order to understand how the universe behaves. The word physics comes from the Greek word, physis, which means nature.) and created a cover page just like the one from Homeschooling Waldorf (most of this week drawings are copied from that site).

Day 2 - We talked about Acoustics and practiced different pitches with our musical instrument

Day 3 - We talked about Frequency. I told the girls the story of Pied Piper and we wrote down that verse in our MLB:

As they reached the mountain-side, 
A wondrous portal opened wide,
As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed;
And the Piper advanced and the children followed,
And when all were in to the very last,
The door in the mountain-side shut fast.

Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Child’s Story

Day 4 - We talked about how sound travels differently through air, water and matter. We made a few experiments (namely, the string-and-cup telephone, and tried how different it was with shorter and longer strings). We talked about thunder and lightning (the closer together the sound and light, the closer the storm).

We almost finished our Key to Decimals Workbook 1 (that we hadn't finished from last year).


Marie said...

Toujours magnifiques ces dessins dans les leçons Waldorf! Complètement différents, mais quand même très sympas, il y a ces livres qui traitent de sciences pour tous les niveaux (biologie, chimie, physique, géologie, astronomie)

Catherine said...

Oui, le fait que les enfants créent leur propre cahier de leçon à partir de textes originaux qu'on lit ensemble est tellement beau à mon avis... Et ce sont de merveilleux souvenirs qu'elles seront heureuses de consulter plus tard... Merci pour la suggestion de livres, je regarde ça!