All About Sound
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Today’s Activities


  • Watch the story “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” and read the book “All About Sound” then explore the links under Puzzlers! Optional, explore the links under Dive Deeper.

Talking Math: Day 3

  • If 12 more ducks joined the group, how many would there be altogether? Explain or show how you know. (1.NBT.C.4)
  • What birds do you see around your home? Sketch and color the different birds you see. Keep track of the type and number of birds you see during the day. Make a display of the data. Show someone and ask them what they learn by looking at your display.
  • Ducks weigh far less than one might imagine. Find the weights of different kinds of ducks and put them in order from least to greatest. Mallard ducks migrate to different places. Read more about them here.
  • Where do Mallard ducks live? Learn how to draw some birds with Mo Willems here
  • Related children’s book: Johnny’s Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema Find somewhere around you that relates to the math you saw in the image. Take a picture or shoot a video. Send it our way!


  • Watch this video about sound, then take the quiz. Tip: you can turn on captioning by clicking on the “cc” at the bottom of the video window.
  • What does vibrate mean?


  • Choose a Go Noodle activity and get up and go!
  • Can you do another?


  • Watch this video to help you make a tissue-box guitar!
  • Where do you see vibration making sound on your tissue-box guitar?
  • Can you make another instrument that uses vibration to make sounds?

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