We had the privilege of spending some time with Mr. Bowser on Wednesday morning. He came with a full class set of hand drums. He taught us that you always hold drums upwards towards the sky. He said that playing the drum is actually science. Sound is vibration that travels in waves. We make vibrations when we speak or sing. Air is vibrating through our throat. We also learned that different drums make different sounds depending on what type of animal skin is used. Moose is different from deer, for example. We were very respectful with the drums and Mr. Bowser commended us on our listening skills. Good job!
Cathy Farber is a Kindergarten teacher at Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, B.C.