Halifax: Science of Sound Show

  • 16 Jan 2024 - 19 Dec 2024
  • £300 +VAT per class of up to 35 children

Location: Halifax

Join us on a sonic journey where science comes to life. Through fun experiments and interactive demonstrations, we’ll explore the fascinating world of sound, from vibrations to pitch and everything in between.  

Learning Objectives:

  • That sound is a type of energy caused by vibrations.
  • That sound travels in all directions in sound waves.
  • How the anatomy of the ear works that allows us to hear sounds.
  • That sound needs a medium to travel through and travels faster through solids and liquids because the molecules are closer together.
  • That amplitude is a measurement of sound vibrations and links to volume. The bigger the vibration = the bigger the amplitude = the louder the sound.
  • That an echo is when a sound bounces back, and we hear it again as a separate sound.
  • That animals like bats and dolphins use echolocation to navigate.
  • How the pitch of a sound changes depending on how fast or slow the vibrations are.
  • That frequency is a measurement of sound vibrations and links to pitch. The faster the vibration = the higher the frequency = the higher the sound.
  • That scale is a group of notes arranged in order of pitch.

Curriculum links:

Year 4 Sound

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
  • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
  • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
  • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.


Audience: Key Stage 2

Available selected dates:

Summer: 16 Apr – 19 Jul ’24
Autumn: 1 Oct – 19 Dec ’24

Remember: We’re closed on Mondays during term time!

All visits include

  • Two hours to explore our galleries
  • 30 minute science show for your class only
  • Your very own Enabler, to greet and guide you, and make sure you have a great day!
  • Dedicated lunch space
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