As we progress through the concept of sound the children moved on to investigate with drums. Last week they showed an interest in testing the sound of surfaces, to extend their thinking this week they looked at three types of drums: a large, medium, and thin and small drum. The children used drum sticks to test out the sound on each of these drums. They incorporated the concept of volume into this activity by changing the force with which they hit the drums. To create a loud sound they hit hard and to create a quiet soundthey hit softly.
To expand on their thinking I can create an activity in which the children try to create sound without the drum sticks. The purpose is for them to use other materials such as their hands or other tools to make the sound.