Your child has been using our Sound loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
Our Sound loans box has the equipment needed to create, measure and change sounds scientifically.
Try this at home
Visit our STEM at home Make a Tonoscope page to see the sound waves made by your voice? All you need is a toilet roll tube, plastic bag, some sugar or salt and a straw.
You could also visit our Sound Engineer page for more sound activities to try at home.
Careers link – what is a sound engineer?
A sound engineer works specifically with the mechanical and technical aspects of recording, mixing, reproducing and manipulating the electronic effects of sound. They control microphones, sound levels and outputs along with their experience of acoustics to produce the best quality of sound suitable for purpose. Sound engineers don’t always work in music. There are specialist areas of sound engineering to become involved in, such as studio engineering, live sound engineering, game and audio design or audio post engineering which involves mixing and editing sound for television and movies.
Careers linked to the Sound box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).