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PBS

Volume and Amplitude | UNC-TV Science

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Future physicists pump up the volume while discovering the world of sound waves. Group members learn about the qualities of sound waves, the relationship between energy and sound volume, and the definition of amplitude while viewing an...
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Bonneville

Introduction to Energy

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Transform the classroom with energy. Pupils learn about different types of energy and practice identifying the types in the first lesson of six in a solar versus wind energy unit. The class sees examples of how one type of energy can be...
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Interactive
Magic of Physics

Radio Transmission

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Radio waves are all around us! How do they transmit sound? Using an interactive, scholars examine how songs travel through the air. The resource explains the process from the radio station, to signal towers, to the radio unit. A look at...
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Unit Plan
Next Generation Science Storylines

How Can We Sense so Many Different Sounds from a Distance?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dive into the mystery of sound waves!  Scholars brainstorm questions about how sound travels and why different items make different sounds. They then conduct experiments to answer their questions.
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Science 4 Inquiry

Introducing the Types of Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scientists explore many different types of energy including light, heat, nuclear, sound, potential, and more. They match the types of energy and identify when energy transfers from one type to another.
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Unit Plan
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Amazing Birds

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What's so amazing about birds? Find out just how amazing birds are with a physics of animal behavior unit created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Have learners explore and tap into their observational skills and notice how birds fly, what...
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Activity
American Chemical Society

Exploring Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When asked to list everyday objects that require energy, most people list technology that use batteries or electricity. Through hands-on exploration, young scientists discover energy is much more than just circuitry. They play with...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Pan Flute

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can a pan flute sound one note while we hear a chord? The simulation explores sound waves, vibrations, and harmonics at the molecular level. Scholars control the pipe into which air is being blown, the length of the pipe, and which...
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Lesson Plan
LABScI

Acoustics: The Sound Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If the delay between a sound and its echo is less than 1/10th of a second, the human ear can’t distinguish it. Through the use of a Slinky, rubber band guitar, and straws, scholars explore where sound comes from and how it travels. Whole...
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Unit Plan
Columbus City Schools

Transformation: Energy in Disguise

For Teachers 6th Standards
Energy transformations happen everywhere, every second of the day. The energy transformation common to most scholars is potential and kinetic energy. The three-week lesson covers multiple types of energy transformations through...
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Activity
Exploratorium

Vocal Visualizer

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Make sound visible with an activity that provides directions for how to build a vocal visualizer meant to create light patterns. Making noise into the visualizer causes a mirror to vibrate, reflecting a laser beam, and creating the...
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Activity
Teach Engineering

Energy Forms and States Demonstrations

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does a tennis ball have energy? What about a bowling ball? Demonstrate concepts of different forms of energy forms and states with a variety of objects. Using the equations for potential and kinetic energy, learners determine the amount...
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IOP Institute of Physics

Physics in Concert

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do physicists and musicians have in common? A lot more than you might think. After first viewing a slide show presentation and completing a series of skills practice worksheets on the physics of light, sound, and electricity, young...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Types of Energy

For Students 2nd - 5th
For this examples of energy worksheet, students complete the definitions to 9 different types of energy. Students write out an example of each type next to each definition.
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Lesson Plan
Discovery Education

It's Too Loud!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
STEM scholars investigate sound attenuation by conducting an experiment in which they compare the farthest distance that they can hear a sound with and without ear protection.
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PPT
Curated OER

What is Energy? Different Kinds of Energy

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Introduce physical science learners to the forms of energy using this PowerPoint. The concluding slides present scenarios for discussing the transfer of energy from one form to another. Informative text is crisp and attractive, but the...
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PPT
Curated OER

Electricity Review

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Are there different types of energy? Yes there are! Learn about the differences between heat, sound, light, and movement energy as they relate to electricity. This informative presentation could provide more detail explaining how light,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Science of Sound

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this explanation of sound worksheet, students discover what sound is, how different sounds are made, frequency, how sound travels, how we hear, and a summarization. In this physical science worksheet, students answer ten comprehension...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Animal Challenge 4

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this sound energy instructional activity, students predict what happens when bats bounce sounds off of walls to communicate. Students complete 2 questions.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Energy Forms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore energy by participating in a science lab in class. In this energy form activity, students define the different types of energy such as light, mechanical and sound while examining energy measuring tools in class. Students...