Physics and music combine at Christ’s Hospital

More than 70 children from schools across Sussex discovered how physics and music work together when they visited Christ’s Hospital School.

They experimented with the creation of sound by rehearsing performances of nursery rhymes and worked out how sound can be changed. At a presentation for parents and teachers, they compared performances of tunes, with one being played on standard orchestral instruments and the other on an array of home-made instruments including hosepipes, glasses and cardboard boxes.

Marcus Medley, head of Chemistry, demonstrated how sounds and colours could be made using chemical reactions.

Physics teacher Verity Dutton said: “The children worked tremendously hard.”

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