What would our world look like if we could see sound waves? The simulation shows sound waves in a variety of applications. Scholars adjust the frequency, volume, and location of the listener to understand how to determine the speed, frequency, period, and wavelength of a model.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use an Annoy-a-tron or similar device to see if students can find where the sound is coming from
  • Bring in a frequency meter or a music tuner to better illustrate the concept of frequency
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Java 1.5.0_15 or later on Windows and Linus and Java 1.5.0_19 or later on Macs

  • Learners of many nationalities can use the resource, as it translates into more than 40 languages
  • Includes 24 teacher-created ideas and lessons that use the simulation

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