The Science Of Sound

This summer Harmony Project’s Hollywood site teamed up with the John C. Fremont library to present two workshops to young students in our musicianship and choir classes.

The first workshop introduced students to the science of sound – how sound is made, what sound waves look like, and why different materials (plastic, wood, metal) make different types of sounds. The second workshop let students explore how to make their own instruments out of recyclable materials.

Students expanded their creativity by making instruments out of boxes, rubber bands, straws, beads, beans and many other household items. As a result of the workshop, several of the students signed up for the library’s summer reading club, which awards prizes to children who read extensively throughout the summer break.