Sound Unit: Experiments & More for Third Grade and Fourth Grade

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Energize your study of sound with six sets of hands-on science activities and a corresponding website! Lesson plans, lab sheets, related website, flash cards, review sheet, and assessment are all included in this sound unit.

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

For each guiding question, students conduct two or three simple (but powerful) sound 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 Sound Lesson Plans, Sound Lab Sheets, Sound Review, and Sound 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.

Suggested Sequence:
Pretest - Use the true/false pretest to determine students’ understanding of sound.
Experiment
• Option 1 - Set up all sound activities as science centers, rotating small groups every five or ten minutes.
• Option 2 - Conduct one or two sound 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 sound concepts using flash cards and study guide.
Posttest - Administer the true/false posttest to assess students’ growth.

Are you ready to try blended learning? Combining classroom activities with online learning will energize your students (and you!) My students love it! For a closer look at the components, click PREVIEW.

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Enjoy!
Brenda Kovich

Grade 3 and Grade 4 Standards
Next Generation Science Standards: 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-3
Indiana Academic Standards for Science 3.PS.3, 3.PS.4
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Sound Unit: Experiments & More for Third  Grade and Fourth Grade
Sound Unit: Experiments & More for Third  Grade and Fourth Grade
Sound Unit: Experiments & More for Third  Grade and Fourth Grade
Sound Unit: Experiments & More for Third  Grade and Fourth Grade
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