Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet

Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
Design a Muffler | Science of Sound | STEM/STEAM Challenge with Recording Sheet
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File Type

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(11 MB|13 pages)
Product Description

This is an engaging STEM/STEAM Challenge for supporting your teaching of sound. Students will build a muffler using recycled materials. This resource comes with a 9-slide Powerpoint presentation to activate background knowledge and introduce the topic, as well as step-by-step instructions for teachers and students. A 2-page recording sheet is included to guide students through the engineering process.

Overview:

With this task, students will be exploring sound by working to create a muffler.  Students will work in pairs for this challenge.

Included in this Resource:

  • Sound & STEAM Challenge Slide Show (9 slides)
    • Includes video link to explain sound, sound-related vocabulary words & definitions, muffler examples, STEAM Challenge instructions
  • Muffler STEAM Challenge Recording Sheet
  • Teacher Instructions

Preparation Instructions:

For the STEAM Challenge, you will need:

  • Recording sheet for each student
  • Cardboard toilet paper or paper towel rolls (one per student or one per pair)
  • Items to be used for muffling sound, such as:
    • Bubble wrap (I use this resource as part of my Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day activities, so we always try bubble wrap as a muffler)
    • Cotton balls
    • Fabric
    • Paper
    • Beans or popcorn kernels
    • Tape
    • Pom pom balls
    • Get creative! A nice variety is great for exploring.
Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A
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