Activity

Feel the Noise

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Can you hear it now? Young scientists experiment with sound waves using metal objects and string. They strike metal objects while they hold them and as the objects hang from a string to compare the sound. They discover that sound travels through waves, which is affected by different mediums.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils experiment with different types of metals
  • Ask learners to use different strengths when striking the metal and compare the resulting sound
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials prior to the lesson
Pros
  • Allows individuals freedom to experiment with different variables 
  • Includes a data collection sheet to record notes on results
Cons
  • None