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Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 3:20pm Age: 1 year
Category: Minisink Elementary


MVES K-2 students rode sound waves and caught good vibrations at a recent “Sonic Sounds” Mad Science assembly. Mad scientist Eco Erik used music and funny sounds to engage students in experiments and demonstrations show­ing the properties and transmission of sound waves.

Sounds made by solid materials and everyday objects were transformed into a sound-effect symphony. Students also learned about frequencies, as those of electronic devices, and pitch. A pitch-changing machine altered the children’s voices to sound like gruff monsters or chatty chipmunks.

By making science more accessible and fun, Mad Science programs change the way children look at science. The students' participation in the experiments, to the applause of their peers, adds a confidence-building aspect to these assemblies.

"Sonic Sounds" was presented Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson, and sponsored by the MVES PTO.

(Photos provided by Jennifer DiSimone)