These sites explain sound and properties of sound. Includes information on pitch, frequency, volume, and sound made from different sources. Listen to a variety of sounds, read misconceptions about sound, conduct experiments, and try hands-on activities. There is also a link to eThemes Resources on Sound.
In this activity, students explore three types of sound that help them distinguish places. The three types of sounds are the most distinctive sound, humans and environment interacting sound, and symbolic of change sound. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
Scroll down to "Sound: Listen Up" to find activities that instruct students on how to make a xylophone, guitar, kazoo, and more by using household items. Includes reports of experiments conducted by other students.
Learn about the differences in sound of various instruments when shaken gently and strongly through an interactive activity. Includes a quiz at the end of unit. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to a discussion board.
These sites explain sound waves and how the ear hears sounds. Includes information on sonic booms and decibels. Listen to a variety of sounds, play a virtual piano, watch movies about sound, and try several hands-on experiments. Includes links to eThemes Resources on radio waves and light.