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50 resources with the concept sound vibrations

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Boom: The Future of Supersonic Flight

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Boom! Individuals watch a Real Engineering video to learn about current innovations in supersonic flight. The resource describes an airplane being developed by the Boom Technology company and compares its design to the Concorde.
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Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore the physics of tuning most musical instruments. The video instructor explains the pitches of string and wind instruments with an emphasis on the sound waves. After discussing the ratios between pitches, it compares harmonics and...
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Pan Flute

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can a pan flute sound one note while we hear a chord? The simulation explores sound waves, vibrations, and harmonics at the molecular level. Scholars control the pipe into which air is being blown, the length of the pipe, and which...
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Acoustics: The Sound Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Read Across America

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a collection of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics activities, each linked to a popular Dr. Seuss story. 
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Sound Waves

For Students 9th - 12th
How does that sound look? Teach the characteristics of sound waves through a video lesson that shows an analysis of different frequencies and amplitude of sound waves. The instructor also represents the characteristics of the sound waves...
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Listening Devices

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What noise is coming from that box? Teams design and build a device that hears a noise from inside a box. Groups must complete the task within a time limit and use the STEM design process. Participants must be able to hear the sound well...
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Make a Model Eardrum to Detect Sound Waves

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Make sound waves visible with an experiment that asks middle schoolers to build a model ear drum using plastic bottles, rubber bands, plastic wrap, and sand-like substances.
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Sound and Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
What causes sound? Groups of sound detectives use a variety of tools including ping pong balls, pasta noodles, raisins, rubber mallets, and a tuning fork to investigate what causes sound. The young Sherlocks conduct a series of...
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Groovy Sounds

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Make music. Class members construct a simple record player using a paper cone and a pin. The resource provides a description of what is happening and why listeners can hear the sounds through the cone. 
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Sound Bite

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners use their teeth for more than just eating. The activity shows class members how to send sound through their teeth by using an electric motor connected to a radio to generate vibrations. Biting on the motor transfers the...
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Vocal Visualizer

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Make sound visible with an activity that provides directions for how to build a vocal visualizer meant to create light patterns. Making noise into the visualizer causes a mirror to vibrate, reflecting a laser beam, and creating the...
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The Physics of Playing Guitar

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Everyone knows that guitar music rocks - but why? And how? Learn about the ways a single pluck can create sounds that resonate from string, to ear, to soul with a fascinating video about the physics of sound vibration.
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How Brass Instruments Work

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Transforming a deep breath into beautiful musical notes, brass instruments represent an interesting combination of scientific understanding and artistic creativity. Traveling from the mouth piece to the bell, this short video...
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Science of Music

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
What can science and music possibly have in common? A lot more than you might think. Guide young scientists through an exploration of these two seemly different subjects with a physical science resource based on Bill Nye the Science...
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Speed of Sound

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Using tuning forks and graduated cylinders, physical science class members determine the speed of sound. Lab groups explore the speed of sound by identifying resonance within varying lengths of tubes.
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Aquatic Notes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine how the mass of water can affect sound vibrations.
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"Putting on a Show:" Sound and Space- Changing Ordinary Spaces to Performance Places

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate sound and vibrations. In this sound lesson, 2nd graders examine how sound is different in different areas of the school such as the library, playground, and gymnasium. They determine how sound would need to be...
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For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore and examine the basic properties of sound. In pairs, they speak through a balloon and listen to the sound vibrations, and listen to a ticking clock or watch through a variety of materials and identify the...
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Echolocation Stations: Exploring Sound

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the concept of echolocation during a unit on whales. They listen to the book and watch the Reading Rainbow video for "Humphrey: The Wayward Whale," explore various websites, and conduct experiments to demonstrate...
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Radio, Music and Sound!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine types of sounds and observe differences in vibrations, volume and travel. They conduct experiments with sound and music and consider the history and roles of radio.
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Hear the Wave!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study sound and ear function. In this sound functions lesson plan, students investigate soundwaves by completing various experiments. Students participate in a number of sound stations and complete the comparison chart with...
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Creating Sound Vibrations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create sound vibrations using different objects. In this sound vibrations lesson plan, 4th graders go to centers with different sounds at them, and then use objects to create their own sounds. Students discuss their findings.
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Sounds Are Made By Vibrations

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this sound vibrations worksheet, students explore sound waves by completing two investigations using rubber bands, tuning forks and rulers. Students record their observations and answer three questions.