Acoustic Mirrors

Investigate sound waves with acoustic mirrors. Using audio software, groups make recordings of musical instruments, both with and without acoustic mirrors. They compare the recordings to see the effect of acoustic mirrors on sound waves.


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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Collaborate with the music department for the activity (requires musical instruments)
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should have knowledge of sound waves and mirror concepts
  • Learners should be able to download software onto classroom computers
  • Includes a KWL chart and activity worksheet with answer keys
  • Scholars are likely to have fun with the musical nature of the activity
  • None
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