The idea was originally developed for a project called Growing Sounds. The project that used cross-curricular activities to teach music, physics and plant science. This website has some of the resources used for the physics part of the activity. The activities are aimed at Key Stages 2 and 3, but can be adapted for other Key Stages.
The video playlist below has a short and long version of the Teacher’s TV programme about Growing Sounds.
These activities are a great way of getting everybody warmed up (physically and mentally) by introducing the idea of representing science physically in a large space.
Acoustics and physics
Growing sounds was originally developed by Ray Mathias, Eugene Skeef and Steve Mesure alongside Acoustics staff from the Universities of Salford and Southampton.