Add some sound energy to your science curriculum! Kids conduct six sets of hands-on sound experiments. This sound unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment.
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.
• 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 then 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.)
This product includes lesson plans, lab sheets, review, and assessment. A companion website, Exploring Sound, was created to share with students. It includes focused reading with relevant links, lab sheets, review materials, and opportunities for extra exploration. You may project the website or share it with your students for independent exploration. For a sample of the components, click on PREVIEW.
- Use the true/false pretest to determine students’ understanding.
• Option 1 - Set up all activities as sound centers, rotating small groups every five or ten minutes.
• Option 2 - Conduct one or two sound energy experiments each day.
Read and Explore
- Use text and videos found in the Exploring Sound website to reinforce and expand students’ understanding of sound.
- Have students study concepts using flash cards and study guide.
- Administer the true/false posttest to assess students’ growth.
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