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In this microphones worksheet, students answer five questions about different types of microphones such as moving coil, crystal, and carbon microphones.
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Examine the systems of the human body with a bold, charming, and kid-friendly application. This noteworthy tool is certain to get kids interested what goes on inside of them! The eye feature uses the tablet camera to view images and show the flipped image on the retina. The ear feature uses the tablet microphone to capture noises made and show the sound waves moving through the ear canal. Many more interactives are just waiting to be explored!
How to Build a Hydrophone
The materials and procedures for building a hydrophone, an underwater sound collecting device, are provided in this resource. Have high school oceanographers construct the underwater microphone to pick up sound waves. Then take them out to study the sounds of the sea.
Music Technology: Adding a Voice to a Cartoon
Learners add their voice to a cartoon character and review sound waves using music technology software. They record specific information into the computer using a microphone and import their voice into the Flash program and apply it to one of the cartoon characters. Immediately after importing their voice, students can play their cartoon clip on the computer.
"Putting on a Show:" Sound and Space- Changing Ordinary Spaces to Performance Places
Second graders investigate sound and vibrations. In this sound lesson, 2nd graders examine how sound is different in different areas of the school such as the library, playground, and gymnasium. They determine how sound would need to be changed using microphones to make a performance area.
What I Like About You
Young scholars answer questions about friendship and listen to the book, Ira Sleeps Over. Students participate in a class discussion about the friendship in the book, real life friendships, and the importance of friendships. Next, young scholars give a compliment to each student in the class by speaking into the microphone at the computer that the teacher has set up. Students take home the CD of their compliments and share it with their family.
Young scholars conduct Internet research of their community's weather and compare it to the weather in another location. After conducting research, students become weather reporters by reporting their findings to the class by using a microphone and a U.S. map as a backdrop.
Name That Tune: Matching Musical Tones Through Waveform Analysis
Pupils detect the waveform of musical notes to determine the code for the "safe" in this forensics simulation lesson. They use a microphone and tuning forks along with Vernier EasyData on their graphing calculator to analyze five musical notes. They enter the data on a table, and analyze their results.
Don't Rain on My Parade
Wow! What a fabulous lesson on clouds, rain, and weather! Using video streaming, a hands-on activity, and web-based activities, the young meteorologists begin to identify clouds, their scientific names, and the weather they produce. This resource is chock-full of terrific teaching ideas, worksheets to support them, and a wonderful song about clouds and weather. Top notch!
The insulation of sound is investigated by physics fanatics during this inquiry. Audacity® free sound editing software is required for collecting data. A link to the website for downloading it and a few screenshots are included to help you make this happen. A rather simple set of questions is included on a worksheet. Since participants are measuring and recording sound, they can print out the data to turn in along with a lab report.
Water Cycle Voice Thread
Students understand the water cycle through a role playing activity. In this water cycle lesson, students become familiar with the water cycle through a play about the water cycle. Students illustrate their parts and create a VoiceThread presentation.
What's the Matter?
Students explore matter. In this matter and technology lesson, students locate examples of solids, liquids, and gases inside and outside the classroom, and record their findings in a graphic organizer. Students listen to the book What is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Kathleen Meisel. Students take pictures of matter and create a multimedia presentation to demonstrate their knowledge.
Design Project: Intercom System
In this electrical worksheet students design an intercom circuit and answer 2 open-ended questions about the volume control and microphone of the intercom. This worksheet can be printed and the answers to the questions are available on-line.
Ask the Author
Here is a quick activity that could help your kids with their reading comprehension. They practice a classic strategy that gets them to start asking questions about what they are reading, while they are reading it. They write out questions to the author on sticky notes as they mark sections of the text. The strategy is good because younger kids are able to think about the author and the act of questioning the text in a concrete way.
From Bats to Babies: Ultrasound
Students research and analyze sound waves and how an ultrasound works to image a baby in utero. They explore various websites, complete worksheets, and write a paragraph describing a demonstration they view in the classroom.
Using Garage Band to Enhance 2nd Grade Composition
Your second graders can become composers with a little help from the Garage Band software. You pre-select several drum, piano, and guitar loops for the groups to choose from, then they put them together following an ABA looping pattern. This lesson suggests using Orff instruments for learners to perform on as well as alternate performance ideas.
Media Arts: Creating Great Audio for Video
Students learn the basic concepts necessary to produce broadcast quality audio recordings of human speech, which can then be used in professional radio or television productions.
Measuring Yourself Using the Metric System
Students measure using the metric system. In this geometry instructional activity, students solve problems using grams, meters and liters. They convert between the US units of measurements and the Metric System.
Cristina Kirchner: Famous People (ELL Assignment)
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
Markup, Discount, and Tax (Harder)
In this algebra learning exercise, students calculate prices with taxes and percents attached. They figure the finals price for each problem after they correctly compute the taxes and percent. There are 16 problems on this learning exercise.