KS2 Science – How to Muffle Sound

A man uses various materials to muffle lesson-starters-sound, for KS2 science This comedy drama features Andy Back who is trying to settle down to read his book before going to sleep. Unfortunately the neighbour starts to play some very loud music and Andy has the challenge of how to muffle the sound so that he can get to sleep. He is quite ingenious and perhaps a little silly, employing pillows, hats, scarves, even tissue paper in his ears. Eventually he finds a solution and drifts off to sleep only to be woken by his very loud alarm clock. This Lesson Starter prompts children to think about how well different materials muffle sound.
PROMPT QUESTION: What materials are best to muffle sound?

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