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Light and Sound

Type: Virtual School Program
Grade: 4
Duration: 30-45 minutes

Frequency: , times a day.
Price: Free for public school boards in Ontario; $150 for privately-funded or out-of-province schools
Language: English only

All of our scheduled Virtual School Programs are fully booked, but more dates are coming. Sign up for our Teacher eNews to be the first to know when new program dates become available.
November 12, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
November 13, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
November 27, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
November 30, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Learn all about how humans and animals perceive light and sound. Investigate the properties of light and sound energy spectra. Explore how light and sound behave through engaging demonstrations on pitch, frequency, vibration, reflection and absorption.


Curriculum Connections:

Strand: Understanding Matter and Energy
1.2 Assess the impacts on society and the environment of light and /or sound energy produced by different technologies
2.2 Investigate the basic properties of light
2.3 Investigate the basic properties of sound
2.6 Use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including natural, artificial, beam of light, pitch, loudness, and vibration, in oral … communication
3.1 Identify a variety of natural light sources and artificial light sources
3.2 Distinguish between objects that emit their own light and those that reflect light from other sources
3.3 Describe properties of light, including the following: light travels in a straight path; light can be absorbed, reflected, and refracted
3.4 Describe properties of sound, including the following: sound travels; sound can be absorbed or reflected and can be modified
3.5 Explain how vibrations cause sound
3.6 Describe how different objects and materials interact with light and sound energy
Sensory Considerations

Momentary use of strobe lights

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