Being inquisitive learners, we must be able not only to attain new knowledge, but to also ask questions that lead to new insights. Reflecting on newly developed and prior knowledge enables us to deepen understanding of what, how, and why. We are constantly busy looking closely at the world around us, and noticing things about what we experience. This strategy supports us to learn how to learn.
When we are excited to learn about the many things in relation to following questions:
As we observe the vibration on the water, we find out another way to make sense to ourselves about what a vibration is all about. We invite ourselves to observe what happens when we blow air to the surface of the water.
We further our experiment with our own vibrating strings with the help of large head nails and some elastic bands, as one of the experiments. We notice when our fingers pull the strings, they vibrate. We come up with a question, “Does the vibration or the sound come first?”. Through our inquiries, the result is simply information that can be used to form new questions and test new ideas. Brooks thinks that there is no vibration, there is just the sound. However, Vivaan thinks differently. He notices some vibration and mentions, “The vibration comes first than the sound”.
Brooks and Felix try to play our handmade guitar in mang ways as we would like to change the position of the elastic bands. We ask, “Will the sound change if we change the position?". Brooks seems to focus on his exploration and says, “It does”.
Moving further with another question, “How does the sound travel?”. We reach to another point where we can see air as the medium in many ways. Nora gently knocks a metal tool to the side of the glass tubes, filled with water in various volumes, to listen to the different sound of four different water tubes.
,According to science, the tube with the least amount of water has the highest pitch. The tube with the most water has the lowest pitch. Tapping the tubes produces the air to vibrate. We may further revisit our interests to learn how vibrating air affect the pitch of the sound in many other ways.
We extend our experiment of sound to our yoga practices. After the end of our practice, we express our gratitude to friends by setting an intention to appreciate every moment, counting our blessings, and focusing on the positive.
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