Physics of Sound

Sound has a huge impact on our day-to-day lives. Just think of how much of our technology and communication involves sending or receiving sounds in various forms: talking on the phone, listening to music, yelling across the playground! In this activity students participate in a series of experiments to appreciate the various forms of waves, and how changes in frequency and amplitude influence how we perceive them. They will use tuning forks to transfer vibrations through different media, play music through pipes, and use slinkies to explore some important wave properties. The Physics of Sound nicely complements concepts explored in The Sound Factor, Discovery Voyager’s interactive theatrical exploration of sound.

This activity aligns with and extends concepts and content within the K-6 Science and Technology syllabus, the 7-10 Science syllabus and the 7-8 Technology Mandatory syllabus.

The science focus is on working scientifically and aligns with the Physical World strands in Years K-6 and 7-10.

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