Lesson

Riding the Waves of Sound

Lesson Overview

This lesson focuses on investigating sound, both volume and pitch by engaging students through investigation activities. Along with these activities, direct instruction, and 1:1 activities are included. Modifications are offered for classes without 1:1. Students should have a background about waves prior to starting this lesson. They should already know: what a mechanical wave is, amplitude, frequency, and wave height.

Duration
1-2 hours
Lesson Type
1:1 Lesson

Essential Question

What are ways we can control sound waves?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

8

English Language Arts

 

  • Engage: 2-3 adults, preferably of different ages; students in the class & amp; website: http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/                                                                       can-you- hear-this- hearing-test/
  • Hearing Test – Can You Hear This? (n.d.). Retrieved February 012, 2017, from
  • http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-you- hear-this- hearing-test/
  • Lab 1: a plain music box 
  • Metal tray such as a white board tray or a white board secured to a wall,  
  • Lab 2: 2 tuning forks, 2 plastic cups with water
  • Lab 3: 5 Cheap glasses (12 oz) real glass, a bucket of water or watering pot with water, metal spoon
  • Lab 4: tuning fork and a ping pong ball with string (about 18 inches) to it.
  • 1:1 device for each member of the group (laptop, PC, ipad, Chromebook, tablet)
  • Lab 5: Violin (Sound, Sound Waves, Standing Waves)
  • Wave Traits | NASA Online | Knowitall.org. 

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