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Beat it out

This STEM activity works to develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of sound by giving them the opportunity to make a drum using a range of materials, testing how each material affects the sound. Pupils will then have the chance to make a set of earmuffs using different materials, testing how well each material dampens the sound. This activity could be used as both a main activity to develop knowledge and understanding of how sound works, or as part of a wider scheme of learning focussed on sound and musical instruments. This resource supports the KS2 Science curriculum and has been provided by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

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