Sound Waves: How Vibrations Cause Sound Activity and writing prompts

Learn to see sound! Kids will use senses other than hearing, such as sight and touch, to observe sound vibrations. Explore. Investigate using a variety of equipment--some are obvious and others are novel.

 

Questions Answered:

  • What senses can I use to observe sound?
  • How can I show sound vibrations visually?
  • How can I feel sound vibrations using my voice?

 

Topics & Concepts Addressed:

  • An object must be vibrating to make sound
  • Sound vibrations can be seen
  • Sound vibrations can be heard

 

Learn to use scientific equipment:

Tuning forks (optional)

 

Materials Needed

Variety of materials including: Tuning forks, Bowl of water, Plastic wrap, Cookie sheet, Grains of rice, Guitar, Rubber bands, Paint sticks, Metal hanger, String, Thread, Button

 

Preparation Time

Gather materials

 

Teaching Time   About 30 mins depending on accompanying writing assignment.

 

Student Sheets   Writing prompts in two formats

Sound Waves: How Vibrations Cause Sound Activity and writing prompts

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