Sound Design

This Sound Design activity & project also includes:

Hear about a great resource on sound? An interesting hands-on activity has learners construct a device that will soundproof a phone or speaker. They test out different materials to see which ones best absorb sound waves.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have a contest to see which classmate's contraption reduces sound the most
Classroom Considerations
  • See the resource for a list of suggested materials for the activity
  • Though written for Chicago residents, the resource works well for those not living there
  • Part of a larger playlist called Explore STEM in the City!
  • Includes an optional extension activity
  • Provides some background information
  • Lacks student worksheets