SoundScience

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Experience sound as you’ve never seen, felt, or heard it before. Use your voice to create a giant laser show. Run a resonance relay race. Rock out to odd instruments and sounds from students. Explore what makes music…musical!

Don’t just take our word for it: hear (and see) it for yourself!

What You LearnIMG_1622

  • Vibrations – What is sound? How does sound travel?
  • Amplitude – What is volume?
  • Frequency – Why do notes sound high or low?
  • Interference – How do waves combine to make new sounds?
  • Resonance – How do musical instruments make different notes?

The Details

vlcsnap-2014-08-25-13h25m21s243SoundScience is great for audiences of 30-300, and can be presented in most spaces which can comfortably accommodate your group size. We only require electricity, a table, and lots of student curiosity!

 

Next Generation Science Standards

All of our school assemblies align to the Next Generation Science Standards.  SoundScience mostly addresses Sound, Waves, Forces, and Energy, with a bit of matter concepts as well.

View the complete list of standards addressed by SoundScience

Explore more!

There are some great online apps for playing with your waves and making sounds and music!

 

 

 

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Here’s a cartoon showing how lines on an oscilloscope relate to the frequency (how often) of waves.  Frequent bounces make waves packed tightly together.
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