Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website

Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
Sound Energy Unit: Hands-on Experiments, STEM Activity, and Interactive Website
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Energize your sound science unit! Kids conduct six sets of hands-on experiments and a related STEM activity. Lesson plans, lab sheets, flash cards, review sheet, website, 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. An interactive website allows further exploration and clarifies 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.

Read and Explore - Use text and videos found in the Exploring Sound website 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 sound energy activities was updated and enhanced on January 11, 2019.

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