Sound & Music Incursion (Levels 1/2)

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Sound & Music Incursion (Levels 1/2)

Theme: Design & Technology – Materials
Level: 1/2
Students will explore design technologies used in different types of puppets.
They will investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a puppet.


  • Discuss prior knowledge of sound and music;
  • Observe a variety of old and new musical instruments;
  • Identify materials that make sound;
  • Investigate the properties of sound;
  • Observe a slinky as a model which shows the movement of sound;
  • Use tuning forks to investigate sound vibration;
  • Test different rubber bands for pitch;
  • Test and see which are the most appropriate materials for musical use;
  • Classify and test a number of musical instruments, depending on the way they are used;
  • Make a simple trombone instrument;
  • Test a device that changes the human voice.
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Incursion Pricing



Up to 30 students


90-minute workshops


A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required


Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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