Students Study the Sights of Sound

Fifth-graders at Woods Road participated in interactive activities to study sound energy, and how it behaves in solids, liquids and gasses.

Students learned about wavelengths, amplitudes, crests and troughs as part of a science residency workshop conducted by special guest Paul Rodriguez. They participated in hands-on activities designed to demonstrate how different sounds are emitted through several mediums, and how the sounds can be manipulated. Activities included cutting straws in a specific way and connecting them, and rubbing the rims of glasses filled with different levels of water.

Rodriguez’s workshop was funded through a federal grant awarded to the district.