Each week during term time (except the first and last week) the team from Science Alive bring their Science Snippets sessions into our libraries. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science, and there is something to take home every week! There is a different theme for each session and this coming week from Monday 16 May it’s Sounds Sensational.
You are sure to learn all about sound and do some fun experiments. Here are some great nonfiction books that we have in the library if you want to learn more about sound:
- Ear-splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises by Anna Claybourne
- Horrible Science: Sounds Dreadful by Nick Arnold
- From Crashing Waves to Music Download by Andrew Solway
- Bang! Sound and How We Hear Things by Peter D. Riley
- Oscar and the Bat – A Book About Sound by Geoff Waring
- Inside the Ears by Karin Halvorson
- The Ears by Lorna Hendry
- For more nonfiction about sound search the catalogue for Sound – Children’s Nonfiction.
Here are some stories about sound and hearing to read too:
- Rustle Up a Rhythm by Rosalind Malam
- Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! by Wynton Marsalis
- I Hear
- You can find lots of other great stories about sound and hearing by searching for Sounds – Children’s Fiction and Hearing – Children’s Fiction in the catalogue.
- We also have some booklists that are chock-full of stories about music. Check out If you like…picture books about music and If you like…stories about music.
We also have some fantastic eResources with heaps of information about sound and hearing. Check these out:
- World Book: Inventions and DIscoveries – a search for ‘sound’ gives you information about inventions that have helped to capture sound (microphones) and make sound (keyboards).
- Britannica Library Kids – a search for ‘sound’ gives you information about sound, with different levels of information for different ages.
- World Book Kids – a search for ‘sound’ gives you some basic information about sound, along with some suggestions for other topics you might like to look at for more information.
For more information about Science Alive’s Science Snippets check out Science Alive on our website.