Task 1


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The first task is to identify sounds and how i tis possible to create them. It is not appropriate to ask pupils what a sound is. It is a conceptual question that can be answered by a person who has already developed an idea of the origin, transmission and disappearance of sound in the environment. Therefore, the teacher identifies the pupils‘ ideas about sound by leading them to try to name the sounds they just hear in the classroom. They put it in the first column of Table 1 and think about how these sounds come together. The conclusion of the discussion should be a generalized statement about how sounds are made. In principle, sound is created by rubbing, banging, shaking materials and objects. For example, water does not emit any sounds until it moves. However, when it is poured or thrown into it, we can quite accurately identify it as water. It is appropriate if the pupils formulate their own conclusions. At the same time, they try to identify sounds that would arise in disagreement with the conclusion they formulated.