Science of Light & Sound
During the 60-minute interactive program, terms and ideas taught in the classroom are reinforced through real-world application by the Center’s audio and light engineers. The Palladium is a perfect venue to discuss the vocabulary and concepts of sound propagation and characteristics of light. Students and teachers are encouraged to ask questions and participate throughout the program, which is aligned to IDOE standards for 4th grade science. Content can be adapted to older students.
Topics covered will include:
- Color Temperature
- Light Reflection and Visual Color
- Additive and Subtractive Color Mixing
- Demonstration of sound waves
- Basic properties of sound (e.g., pitch, volume, frequency)
- How musical instruments produce sound
- How the acoustics in a concert hall and how it affects the sound quality
To make your reservation, please select from the dates below and email
Please include: school name, teacher name and contact information, number of students, number of adults, number of buses, date you would like to attend.
Available dates for 2024
February 13, 14, 20, 21
March 6, 7, 14, 15, 26, 27
April 16, 23, 24
May 7, 8, 9 10
Programs generally begin at 10:00AM. We can be a bit flexible with the start time.
Note: Registration must occur at least 3 weeks prior to the program date.
For groups with less than 30 students, we will work to include you with a larger school group which has registered.
Program Alignment to Indiana Academic Standards for 4th Grade Science
Students in 4th grade study sound and light and recognize them as forms of energy.
Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
4-PS4-2 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.