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Sound and Waves

Levels 3 and 4

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Force and Motion: Investigate and use scientific models of force and motion, and some applications, e.g. friction, levers and pulleys.

  • Waves and Particles: Investigate and use scientific models to explain the physical phenomena of light, sound and heat.

  • Electricity and Magnetism: Investigate and use simple scientific models of electrical circuits and magnets.

  • Te Tōpana me te Nekenga: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i te tauira pūtaiao hei whakaatu i te tōpana me te nekenga, me ētahi whakamahinga, pēnei i te waku, te kauwhiti me te tauru.

  • Te Ngaru me te Ngotangota: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i te tauira pūtaiao hei whakaatu i te aho, te oro me te pōkākā.

  • Te Hiko me te Autō: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i ngā tauira pūtaiao māmā mō ngā ara iahiko me ngā autō.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 3

  • Students can explain their ideas about how sound is produced by vibrations.

  • Students can identify the relationship between the amount of water in a bottle and the note produced. Students can understand the difference between sounds made by blowing on a bottle organ and sounds made by tapping.

  • Students can investigate and describe how an ear-trumpet works. They can describe how hearing aids affect the lives of deaf people.

  • The Arts (Dance): Explain how traditional dances reflect the geographical settings of different cultures eg. in their instruments, costumes, formations, and movements.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Listen to, discuss, and perform the music of the tangata whenua on environmental issues.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Draw on environmental issues to make a musical statement eg. a rap, an advertising jingle.

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Listen to and view a range of music and dance from different countries and discuss how ideas and stories on environmental issues are conveyed through rhythm and movement

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