If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?
This term in Science Club, we have done a variety of experiments investigating sound and the transfer of energy from one substance to another. Sound is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear". Sound is produced by the vibrations of an object. As the object vibrates, the air around it also starts to vibrate. Our ear detects the vibrations of the air molecules and tells us that there is a sound. So does that provide the answer to the riddle above?
Our next Science Club meeting is on 5 September. Looking forward to seeing all members there.
Mrs Smith, Mr Brown, Ms Baiada and Mrs Pather