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Students experience vibrations using several of their senses, and design a test that uses their sense of hearing to judge the effectiveness of different solids to transmit sound vibrations.
Students study sound vibrations and pitches. In this sound vibrations instructional activity, 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. Students watch a video about drums and make their own pitch guitars.
Fourth graders create sound vibrations using different objects. In this sound vibrations lesson plan, 4th graders go to centers with different sounds at them, and then use objects to create their own sounds. Students discuss their findings.
Fifth graders explore and examine the basic properties of sound. In pairs, they speak through a balloon and listen to the sound vibrations, and listen to a ticking clock or watch through a variety of materials and identify the differences in volume. They also participate in a string and hanger demonstration, and observe a tuning fork in water.
Second graders discuss sound and describe them.  In this investigative lesson students observe sound through their eyes, bodies and ears.
Second graders explore the concept of sound. In this sound lesson plan, 2nd graders discover what sound, vibrations, and pitch are through several experiments. Students watch a Power Point presentation that allows them to complete a graphic organizer. 
Second graders explore sound vibrations. In this five senses instructional activity, 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.
Students design an instrument. In this sound, vibration and pitch lesson plan, students learn about the characteristics of sound, vibration and pitch.  Students design a guitar using the assembled craft materials and demonstrate how they would be used to create different pitch.
Students identify sources of sound, explain why people can't see sound waves and change the tone and volume of sound waves.
Students examine how the mass of water can affect sound vibrations.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Second graders explore sound. In this sound instructional activity, 2nd graders examine vibration and pitch as they use scientific inquiry skills to complete 5 hands-on experiments.
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. The teacher has a good amount of preparation to do for this lesson plan.
Learners examine physics by conducting a sound experiment. In this vibrations lesson, students read the book All About Sounds and identify how sound vibrations can shake and move physical objects. Learners create a string telephone using plastic cups, string, and a clothes hanger.
Seventh graders participate in a number of activities designed to increase their understanding of how sound is generated and how it travels.
Students identify sources and importance of sound, discuss sounds heard on way to school, explain why sound waves can be "seen", and participate in various classroom activities and experiments that illustrate how sound travels.
Second graders play bottles of water to listen for sound. In this sound activity, 2nd graders arrange bottles of water and tap them with a spoon to assist them in hearing pitch and volume.  Students also "Pluck a Cup" to change pitch then complete a thinking map to compare the activities. 

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