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226 resources with the concept sound waves

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How the Ear Receives Sound

For Students 4th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, students identify how the ear receives sound by using the information given to cut and paste each section to complete a flow chart that illustrates this. They lightly color each section of the flow chart to...
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What Does Motion Have to do with Sound?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate and explore sound energy. They investigate how the vibrational motion moves through matter in waves. Students describe sounds and vibrations. They observe that vibrational motion creates sounds. Students record...
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Observing Sound Waves

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are able to see sound waves and therefore understand how sound waves travel from an object to their ears. They study sound waves so that they can further grasp concepts surrounding sound such as how sound travels. Students...
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Placebo - 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore the placebo effect, thus producing the positive effects of acupuncture without needle insertion. Students discuss echolocation. They participate in hands-on/minds-on activities in reflected sound waves. They...
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Echolocation Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore echolocation of animals. They examine how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects without using their sense of sight. Through experimentation, they discover how sound waves...
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TE Activity: Pitch and Frequency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experiment with a vibrating ruler and a kazoo to study the different pitches and frequencies they produce. They create both high and low pitch sound waves. They examine how engineers use sound energy when designing electronic...
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Traveling Sound

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore how sound waves move through liquids, solids and gases in a series of simple sound energy experiments. They describe how sound needs molecules to move and that changing the medium that it travels through changes the...
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Sound Waves

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover how sound is made from vibration and moves in all directions from the source in waves. They see that sound waves can be "seen" if they are translated into light. An excellent experiment is imbedded in this lesson.
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Good Vibrations

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars view video clips about sound and vibrations, explore how sound travels, and create their own sound waves.
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Making Sound All Around

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine how sound waves are effected by frequency and pitch. They conduct experiments using tuning forks, rubber bands, balloons, and water, and answer questions about the experiments.
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Sounds Like Science - Drums

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students see that understanding how sound is produced makes it possible for us to manipulate it so we can decrease the number of unpleasant sounds we encounter. They make a drum to explore the concepts of force, pitch and volume.
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Lesson 3-Explore/Explain Do You Hear What I Hear?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore how loudness is measured. They identify the decibel scale and explain the amplitude of the sound wave.
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Sound

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore sound wave motion and conduct simple experiments to demonstrate how sound travels.
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Nature and Characteristics of Waves

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research different types of waves, identify the parts of a wave and create a Power Point presentation demonstrating what they have learned.
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What Really Matters When it Comes to Sound?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct experiments to learn about sound wave vibrations in objects and pitch. Students test how varying the volume of water in a vessel changes frequency and pitch.
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Chandra Spies the Longest Sound Wave in the Universe!

For Students Higher Ed
In this black hole worksheet, students use an x-ray image and a sound waves image to determine the size and the wavelength of the sound wave. This worksheet has 3 problems to solve.
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Ears and Hearing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore vibrations and sound waves. In this instructional activity about hearing, students use experiments to determine how sound waves travel. Students use a saucepan, rice, and a plastic cover for one experiment and a tube,...
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Architectural Acoustics

For Students 7th - 11th
For this acoustics worksheet, students use a chart of the speed of sound through different materials to determine which materials should be used to build certain building types. Students complete 2 short answer questions.
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Hearing or Sound?

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this hearing worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by filling in the steps between matter vibrating and hearing the sound.
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How Do Waves Transfer Energy?

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this energy transfer worksheet, students will write down the 4 steps in the sequence that shows how waves transfer energy.
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String Telephone

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this science investigation worksheet, students learn about sound waves by making a string telephone with tin cans. Students follow the directions on the page.
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Sound

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the production of sound through experimentation. Working in pairs, 2nd graders receive supplies to create a sound machine. Once they create their machine and record the differences in the sounds produced.
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Good Vibrations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students demonstrate sound waves and make changes in the waves resulting in changes in pitch. Students associate changes in pitch in various "musical instruments"with size and shape and the sound waves they produce.
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Manipulate Sound Waves

For Teachers 1st
First graders use the scientific process to investigate sound in the classroom and at home. They participate in several hands-on activities exploring sound. They then are introduced to sound vocabulary such as muffled, sharp, and tinkling.