Sound: Crash Course Physics #18

What makes sound possible? Answer this question while viewing the 18th lesson of a complete Crash Course physics series. After discussing waves in previous lessons, the narrator applies those characteristics to sound waves and their motions. Scholars also get a brief look at the Doppler Effect.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the classroom and assign the video as homework; use class time for practice
  • Follow the video with a lab investigation comparing the sound waves of different pitches
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a proficiency with the characteristics of waves
Pros

  • Includes subtitles in multiple languages, which is beneficial to ELLs
  • Visuals and animations add clarity to the complex topics
Cons

  • None