Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit

Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
Sound Energy Stations, Experiments, STEM, and Assessment - Complete Unit
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  1. Energize your study of sound and light with hands-on science activities and corresponding websites! Sound and light lesson plans, lab sheets, companion websites, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this TPT Bundle of two popular units. Created by master teacher Brenda Kovic
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Energize your sound unit! Kids move through six sets of hands-on science stations and complete a related STEM activity. Lesson plans, lab sheets, flash cards, review sheet, video links, and assessment are included.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these activities are classroom-tested and kid-approved. Students explore scientific concepts through hands-on exploration. Then they make their own generalizations. Corresponding videos offer further exploration and clarify concepts.

Concepts Explored:

  • What Is a Sound?
  • How Does Sound Travel?
  • What Is Amplitude?
  • What Is Pitch?
  • Which Materials Conduct and Insulate?
  • Does Sound Travel Better Through Solids, Liquids, or Gases?

For each guiding question, students conduct two or three simple (but powerful) experiments, and make generalizations. Most materials are commonly found in classrooms or teachers' kitchens. (Materials are listed in the preview. I only needed to purchase a $3 Slinky and borrow a tuning fork from the music teacher for this unit.)

The sound STEM activity challenges students to design a musical instrument that produces high, medium, and low pitched sounds.

For a sample of the components, click on PREVIEW.

Suggested Sequence:

Pretest - Use the true/false pretest to determine students’ understanding.

Sound Experiments

  • Option 1 - Set up all activities as sound science centers, rotating small groups every five or ten minutes.
  • Option 2 - Conduct one or two experiments each day.

Explore - Use videos to reinforce and expand students’ understanding of sound.

Review - Have students study concepts using flash cards and study guide.

Posttest - Administer the true/false posttest to assess students’ growth.

STEM Extension

Enjoy!

Brenda Kovich

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I'm committed to continual improvement. This set of activities was updated and enhanced on November 19, 2019.

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NGSS4-PS3-2
Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.
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