Sound and Vibration Teacher Resources
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Study Jams! Sound
Listen in as Mia and Sam expound on sound. It is caused by vibrations and travels in waves. It has the qualities of pitch, frequency, and volume. This hip animation displays a graph to depict the frequency and amplitude of sound waves. Viewers will not only learn, they will relate as Sam turns his iPod dock on and it blasts out loud!
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Sounds Like Great Science!
A phenomenal lesson on sound is here for your third graders! In it, learners engage in hands-on activities, watch video, take part in Internet activities, and complete tasks in cooperative groups in order to explore the world of sound and how sound plays such an important role in people's lives.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Seeing and Feeling Sound Vibrations
Groups rotate through a series of stations and work with a partner to observe sound waves. Children describe sound in terms of pitch, volume, and frequency. To apply their new knowledge, the class considers how these observations can help people who cannot hear or talk.
3rd - 5th Science
Young scholars engage in a lesson which takes something constructed by the class, that would be normally classified as just sound, then work together to make what can be perceived to be music. Students construct a basic stringed instrument made of a shoebox and rubber bands.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Can You Hear Me Now?
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine sound waves and then create their own waves. They describe both types of waves and use websites to investigate how sound can be altered. This 14-page plan is chock full of fantastic in-class activities, worksheets, websites, streamed video, and a final test for understanding.
5th - 8th Science
The Five Senses: Hearing
Second graders explore sound vibrations. In this five senses lesson, 2nd graders demonstrate a sound vibration with a can, balloon, and rubber bands. Students observe the sound vibration when they yell into the can. Students write a journal entry on their observations.
Design an Instrument
Young scholars design an instrument. In this sound, vibration and pitch lesson, students learn about the characteristics of sound, vibration and pitch. Young scholars design a guitar using the assembled craft materials and demonstrate how they would be used to create different pitch.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Students study sound vibrations and pitches. In this sound vibrations lesson, students study sounds made with various instruments and record their observations on chart paper. Students watch videos about sounds, vibrations, and pitches. Students make a drum and then hear sounds and then watch demonstrations of visual vibrations.
K - 6th Health
"Putting on a Show:" Sound and Space- Changing Ordinary Spaces to Performance Places
Second graders investigate sound and vibrations. For 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.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Echolocation Stations: Exploring Sound
Fourth graders explore the concept of echolocation during a unit on whales. They listen to the book and watch the Reading Rainbow video for "Humphrey: The Wayward Whale," explore various websites, and conduct experiments to demonstrate echolocation and sound vibrations.
Second graders investigate how sound is made through vibrations. In this sound waves lesson plan, 2nd graders visit five different Vibrating Cups centers, record observations in their notebooks, and share their findings with the class. To conclude, students complete a thinking map and answer two questions.
Science of Sound
Take a field trip to the Children's Museum of Virginia with your elementary scientists. In this video, the museum's curator explains how sound travels. With huge tubes, she shows how the difference in vibrations per second changes pitch. An audiologist joins the tour to explain how the ear works.
5 mins 4th - 8th Science