Energy - Sound of Musical Instruments
There are lots of different musical instruments but how do they make their different sounds?

Energy - Sound of Musical Instruments

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Science for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with sound energy and musical instruments.

Sound is a form of energy and all musical instruments make sounds. Do you like playing musical instruments? At school you will have found out about how different musical instruments make sounds. Sometimes you hit things to make a sound, like a drum. Other things you pluck, like a guitar. Some things you blow to make a sound, like a recorder. This quiz is all about sound energy and making sounds by playing musical instruments.

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  1. Marie is playing the piano. The piano has keys. What does Marie do to make the piano make a sound?
    The piano has wires. When you press on a key a little hammer hits a wire. That’s what makes the sound
  2. These children are playing musical instruments in class. Their teacher is listening to them. How does the sound get from the musical instruments to the teacher?
    Sound travels through the air. That’s how we hear
  3. Some musical instruments are enormous. What is this boy playing?
    Organs have lots of metal pipes. The pipes are different lengths. They each make a different sound
  4. Harry is playing a beat on the drum. What does Harry do to make a sound?
    Can you play the drums?
  5. Lauren plays the recorder. Lauren also plays the flute. They both involve blowing. What is the difference?
    What is your favourite musical instrument?
  6. Joe is playing the recorder. What does Joe do to make a sound?
    How do you make different notes with a recorder?
  7. Roberta is playing the triangle. She hits the triangle with a stick. What is the triangle made from?
    Metal makes a sound if you hit it
  8. Beatrice is playing a musical instrument with a bow. What is she playing?
    How does Beatrice make a sound with the bow?
  9. Ella and Anna are making music with tambourines. They can make a sound by hitting the tambourine with their hand. How else can they make a sound?
    When Ella and Anna shake the tambourines, the metal discs hit each other and make a sound
  10. Carla is playing on a guitar. The guitar has strings. What does Carla do to make a sound with the guitar?
    Each string makes a different sound

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