Seeing with sound: sound lab tool

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Explore how sound travels as a wave. Look closely at simulated sound waves in an oscilloscope. Test the effects of changing wave properties: frequency, wavelength and amplitude. Transmit sounds in a range of mediums: air, water or steel. Examine definitions of wave properties and notice that sound travels faster in denser materials such as steel. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Students use a wave model to explain the behavior of sound.
Students explore the basic properties of sound waves.
Students test the effects of varying sound wavelength, amplitude, frequency and medium density.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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