School & Group Catalog

The Sound of Science

At Your School
Type & Format
1 hr
Grade Level
Life, Early Childhood

Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*

Young children love to pluck, strum, whistle and wiggle in this fun-filled musical class. Students experiment with unusual instruments to find out how waves and vibrations create all kinds of sounds—high and low, loud and soft—and how those sounds reach our ears. Topics include ear anatomy, sound waves and vibration.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



Location Map

Travel Fees

If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


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Standards Addressed

Structure and Function:
1.1P.1 - Compare and contrast physical properties and composition of objects.

Interaction and Change:
K.2P.1 - Examine the different ways things move.
1.2P.1 - Describe the motion of objects when a force is applied.

Scientific Inquiry:
K.3S.1 - Explore questions about living and non-living things and events in the natural world.

Engineering Design:
K.4D.1 - Create structures using natural or designed materials and simple tools.