Hi, ___________. My name is Ms. Jordan and I am a college student, learning about being a teacher. How are you liking 2nd grade? Well thank you for helping me with this project. It’s not for a grade, but it’s going to help me learn to be a better teacher. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions I am going to ask you, it’s just an interview because I want to know what you think about the question. Here are some pencils and colored pencils for you to use if you want to draw anything to help you explain your thoughts and ideas. This interview is going to take about 25 to 30 minutes. Do you have any questions before we start? Ok here we go.
- What is sound?
- What is music? An art? A science? Both?
- What do you think sound looks like? Draw it here.
- If student doesn’t draw a wave, ask “Can you draw a sound wave for me?”
- How is sound made?
- Name some things that make sound.
- What is an ultrasound?
- Can sound travel through liquids?
- Can it travel through solids?
- Can you tell me how telephone wires work? How can I have a conversation with my grandmother in Ohio?
- How do you hear sounds?
- What part of your ear helps you hear sounds?
- What is an instrument?
- Do different instruments make different sounds?
- What do megaphones do?
- Tell me about this noise. (Make a high pitched hum)
- Now tell me about this noise (Make a low-pitched hum)
- Are loudness and pitch the same things?
- Why are some sounds louder than others?
- When a book falls on the floor, do you hear it hit at the exact same time that you see it hit the ground?
- When a car drives by, what happens to the sound it makes as it passes by you?
- If you see a car driving really far away and you can’t hear it, is it making sound?
- How do people talk or make sounds?
- What is happening to their vocal cords?
- How do vocal cords work?