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Listening Devices

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students design and construct a listening device that will allow them to listen to the sound generated by specific object inside a box.
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Sounds Like Great Science!

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Engineered Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Sound engineers investigate the structural design of a musical instrument, the recorder. They work in collaborative groups to choose an instrument to build out of everyday craft materials. It must be able to repeat a three-note sequence...
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Strum Along

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students 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...
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It's too loud!

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Investigate soft, loud, and dangerous sounds. Little ones put a check next to the sounds that are loud, an X next to ones that are soft, and circle the ones that would require protective ear wear. Tip: Get out a tape player or computer...
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Good Vibrations

For Students 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders should enjoy this easy-to-implement activity involving a straw, and bottles filled with water. Learners manipulate the end of a straw in a way that results in a sound being made when it's blown. There is also an...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Waves

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics masters figure out the wavelength of different waves. Looking at a wave graph, they identify different characteristics. Many more problems get them working with both electromagnetic and sound waves. There are a total of 17...
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Rubber Band Banza

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review ideas about sound and vibration to make their own stringed instrument. They review what a pictograph and bar graph are. Pupils conduct a survey within the classroom to choose the four favorite string instruments and...
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Sounds like Science

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create sound effects to produce a radio drama. In this sound instructional activity, 2nd graders read a book and provide the sound effects to transform it into a radio drama. They discuss sound and the shape of sound waves...
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Fourth Grade Science

For Students 4th
In this science worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about electricity, the sun, sound, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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A Story About the Ear

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Travel through the ear! Use this comprehensive presentation to cover hearing, hearing loss and the treatments paired with different types of hearing loss. Slides are too text-heavy for learners to copy, so provide them with a partially...
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"Leap, Plashless": Emily Dickinson & Poetic Imagination

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read and explore one of Emily Dickinson's nature poems, "A Bird Came Down the Walk-" through interaction with a variety of art forms. Clips of a hymn to hear meter and the viewing of bird images exposes them to the language and...
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Sound Extenders

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learn about communication engineers. Students observe a demonstration using a slinky of how to diminish sound with distance. They also learn about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone.
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Sound Ideas

For Teachers 3rd
Complete a unit of lessons on hearing and sound. Learners conduct sound experiments, research the history of the telephone and scientific contributions of Alexander Graham Bell, and create a model of the human ear.
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Sound and Frequency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils pose their hypothesis, they ready their instruments, then record their observations. This is the science of sound lesson. They move through 5 stations, each focused on a different element of aspect of sound. Check this lesson out,...
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Poetry and Sound

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How is poetry like music? It's all in the sounds. Provided in 17 slides are over a dozen poetry terms and their definitions. Some terms offer examples, and some do not. Consider adding examples for all terms so that you're as clear as...
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Loud or soft?

For Students K - 3rd
Send this cute activity home with kids, to increase family involvement. They'll consider what would happen if rice was bounced in a tambourine, and then they'll complete a sound activity by makings an instrument out of wax paper and a...
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High and low notes!

For Students K - 2nd
Little ones talk about how sounds can be made high or low depending on the length of the keys that make them. They label eight xylophone keys from highest to lowest depending on the relative sound they'd make. Tip: Get out a real...
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Sound

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners identify sources of sound, explain why people can't see sound waves and change the tone and volume of sound waves.
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PPT
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Poetry: The Most Compact Form of Literature

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Introducing or need to review literary devices and terms for a study of poetry? Though text heavy, the explanations and examples of key poetic devices will provide learners with the vocabulary they need to discuss and craft poems.
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Deciphering the Mechanics of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
After a review of poetic terms, groups are given an object and they create a poem using a simile, a metaphor, internal rhyme, end rhyme, alliteration, and personification. Groups then exchange objects and repeat the process. Consider...
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What is Sound?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss sound and describe them.  In this investigative activity students observe sound through their eyes, bodies and ears.
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Standing Waves and Music: Suggested Demonstrations

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
There are four embedded links in this brief resource that take you to handouts or worksheets that assist young musicians in understanding standing sound waves. They'll play their instruments to show and then discuss different sound waves. 
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Identifying Matter by Sound and Feel

For Students 4th - 6th
In this identifying matter by sound and feel worksheet, students participate in an experiment to identify a wide variety of different types of matter in film containers supplied by each student.