Hiawatha Students Tune Into STEAM Sounds

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The science of sound was on display during a recent activity at Hiawatha Elementary School as fifth grade students in Tara Sigilo’s class rotated between five stations in the building’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) room. 

During the expansive lesson on music and sound, students rotated between stations that included activities such as building a harp with straws and rubber bands, determining which surface causes the greatest vibration with a tuning fork and hitting a drum with different drum sticks to see which material would cause the most disruptive vibration. 

The lesson served as a creative opportunity for students to explore vibration, reverberation and sound waves through engaging hands-on design challenges and observation-based tasks.