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Study Jams! Sound

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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....
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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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Playing With Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind...
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Seeing and Feeling Sound Vibrations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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The Doppler Effect

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Now this is a very good demonstration of the Doppler Effect and how it works. A police car with its siren blazing is filmed as it travels closer and then farther away. The effect is explained through text and an illustration. Good video.
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Do You Hear What I Hear?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers explore the dynamics of a sound wave and distinguish between parameters and statistics. In this statistics lesson, pupils use a computer generated sound to discover the relationship between a vibrating string,...
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MusicÕs True Form

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The true form of music is explained in 45 seconds. Viewers will learn that it is enjoyed by people and is made up of sound waves. A short yet accurate description of music.
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Plumbing the Deep-Using Sound Waves to See

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore and learn about the concept of echolocation. In this echolocation lesson, students explore how animals and engineers use echolocation (seeing under water) and sound waves to look and hear things under the deep water.
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Audio Engineers: Sound Weavers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore audio engineering. In this career education and "sound" science lesson, students define related vocabulary and make connections between the music they listen to and the job an audio engineer does after listening to...
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Sound Waves

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using a karaoke machine, a guitar, and other devices, learners explore the way sound waves travel. Using this hands on approach, learners can get a better understanding of wavelength, frequency, and more.
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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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Propagation of Sound

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This short video explains the two types of waves involved in sound wave propagation. Very simplistic computer animations support the verbal explanation. You could embed this video into your high school physics PowerPoint or SmartBoard...
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Can You Hear the Change in Pitch?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This video concerning the Doppler effect lasts only about 10 seconds. It begins with the question, "Can you hear the change in pitch?" and records from one spot, the sound of a car coming closer, closer, closer, and then passing by. This...
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How Loud is Too Loud?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore volume and hearing loss. In this hearing loss lesson, students participate in a WebQuest. During the WebQuest, students explore volume, pitch, and amplitude of sound waves. Students have differentiated activities for...
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Sound Waves

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore sound. In this "sound" science lesson plan, students define sound and explain how sound travels. Students experiment with paper cups and string to conclude how sound travels. Students research a chosen aspect of sound...
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The Phenomenon of Sound: Waves

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore sound waves. In this sound waves lesson, students brainstorm different sounds and how sounds move or travel. Students then create a KWL chart and work through six different lab activities to examine how sound waves...
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Name That Tune

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students complete a fingerprint oil lab in order to simulate how geologists use the oil and natural gas in rocks to hear sound waves that signify there are oil in those rocks. In this rocks lesson plan, students learn that the rock...
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Rhythm and Art: Gesture Drawing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore connections between non-verbal language and art. In this visual and auditory art lesson, students investigate the science of sound and principles of drawing. They then use various genres of music to directly apply that...
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Directing Sound Waves

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students learn that sound waves can be directed and collected. In this sound wave experiment, students create and collect sound waves. Students learn sound waves travel differently through different states of matter.
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Now Hear This!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars create a model of the inner ear. In this hearing instructional activity, students follow a series of directions to build a working model of the inner ear, then observe how the parts react to a variety of sounds.
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Sound and Music Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
In this sound and music instructional activity, students match 20 terms related to the science of sound and music to their definitions. They also answer 5 questions about sound and how it relates to music.
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What is Sound?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this sound worksheet, young scholars complete 4 investigations to explore sound. These include the use of a rubber band, a blown up balloon, a piece of notebook paper and a tuning fork with a foam ball, string and pushpin. Students...
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Seeing Sound & Sonar

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners make inferences based on different sounds that they hear. In this inferences lesson plan, students will hear sounds of different objects and describe the sounds based on what they hear. They will answer various questions about...
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Strange Sounds

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students investigate sound as a form of energy. In this energy, forces, and sound lesson plan, students explore how different sounds may be made as they make a variety of materials vibrate. Students observe the effects of vibrations and...