BEE’S BUZZ: Learning about sound, minerals

  • Thursday, October 3, 2013


WHACK!! Did you hear that? That’s the sound of tuning forks being hit against the table at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. My third grade class from Hammond Hill Elementary just went on a field trip there.

First, we participated in a program called Marvelous Minerals. I learned a lot, but four of the most interesting things I learned are that purple quartz is called amethyst, sulfur is yellow; mica is very, very thin; it is so thin you could break it in half and, lastly, I learned that pearls are not minerals because they come from living things.

The second program we went to was Sound-sational. We learned all kinds of interesting things about sound. Since I went to this program, I now know that sounds can travel through solids, liquids and gases. Sound travels the easiest through a solid. Another thing I learned is that smaller objects have a higher pitch.

I had so much fun on my field trip! I hope you can visit soon and I hope you have as much fun as me.


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