In the studio, children were challenged to make a partner painting inspired by the "water vibrations" we created yesterday. An image of water rippling was projected onto the easel. Each pair of children had a different strategy when interpreting the movements in the water with markers and paint. Jay described the spiral shape of the ripples by saying: "It goes round and round!" Prater saw the picture of the ripples and chose to use blue paint, saying, "Let's copy the colors." Lucy and Rose drew lines which they then filled in with paint. Lucy said, "I did one side blue and one side green. Now I did green in the middle of blue. Now I'm doing darker green."
Ross brought three instruments to show us: the French Horn, the trumpet, and the guitar. He took many of the parts out of the French Horn and explained that if you "unrolled" the instrument's tubes, they would stretch to 18 feet long. Alex heard the big sounds from the French Horn and said, "It sounds like the start of an old movie." Bruno compared the trumpet and the French Horn by saying, "That one was littler and that one was a bigger sound." Lucy commented, "And that's golden and that's silver." Ross explained to us that bigger instruments produce lower sounds.
Ross also explained how the vibration of a musician’s lips are what make the trumpet and the French Horn produce noises! He showed us how to purse our lips and blow to create the vibration. "That's all sound really is", he said, "Vibration." Then he showed us how the vibration of the guitar's strings are what create the notes, and taught us how a "chord" involves playing more than one note at once.