Sounds Like Science - Guitars
Students discover that all movement produces sound waves but not all sounds can be heard with the human ear. They experiment with a variety of substances to see which are audible and which are inaudible.
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Acoustics: The Sound Lab
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How I Broke a Wine Glass with My Voice (Using Science!)
You've seen talented singers break glass with a single high note ... is it as easy as it looks? Discover the physics behind the phenomenon with a video from the Physics Girl playlist. The resource covers sound wave terminology, tensile...
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence
The conversion of sound into light is a fascinating phenomenon that is a side effect of pistol and mantis shrimp stunning their prey. It is known as sonoluminescence, and it is thoroughly delineated in this fascinating little video. Add...
2 mins 7th - 12th Science
New Review Nerding out on Star Wars Science
Are light sabers possible? Could the Death Star really vaporize a planet the size of Earth? Take a look at the science behind the fiction with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. Physicists sound off on the...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative...
7 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable