Traveling at the Speed of Sound
High schoolers discuss sound and how it's measured, and through experimentation and implementation of the scientific method, they determine the speed of sound.
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New Review 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
The Sonic Boom Problem
Sound waves travel pretty quickly, but humans can travel faster. Follow along with this short animated video as it investigates the physics behind the breaking of the sound barrier and the sonic booms that are created as a result.
6 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Halls are Alive with the Sound of Music
Students discuss physical places in which had good or bad acoustics. After reading an article, they discover the relationship between the physics of sound and concert hall acoustics. They calculate the speed of sound and compare their...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts