How do we recognize light and sound?

How do we recognize light and sound? We can learn about them through music-playing and close observation!


In the latest Unit of Inquiry for Grade 1, students were asked to explore light and sound.In the IB curriculum, teachers attach great importance to how students discover and summarize their own cognition in the process of inquiry. Therefore, Ms. Nicole set up a series of hands-on projects and experimental observation courses to guide students to understand light and sound through their own perception.


In one of the sound experiments, students needed to understand that the essence of sound is the vibration of objects. In order to explore sound better, the teachers asked the students to make their own musical instruments out of recycled materials, such as drums, piano, guitar, violin, etc.

When playing their instruments, they also learn how to distinguish between high pitch and low pitch sounds. In addition, they experimented with different beats of music.

In Science class, Mr. Kirsch continued to teach students the relationship between sound and vibration. In IB curriculum, the interdisciplinary teaching can truly help students see the connections and understand how to learn.

In one of the light explorations, Ms. Nicole used the idea of control variables for experiments. Students tried to find out how light can change our perceptions in a light-controlled environment.

Curiosity is always the best teacher. Do you want to know what's in the box? Follow the light to find out!

Does light travel differently through different media? Observe and record for yourself!

What is the world like in a mirror? How do mirrors reflect light?