Elementary Science:
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Sound Energy

The Sound Energy module allows students to experiment with the kind of energy that can be heard when matter is present to carry the vibration. Students learn about pitch, volume, and vibration as they explore and watch different methods of making sound.

Hands-on activities allow students to experiment further with sound. At the end of the unit, students complete an evaluation in which they test their new knowledge of sound energy.

These hands-on activities can be found in the printable teacher guides available as part of professional development. In addition, you’ll also find questions to help activate prior knowledge and follow-up discussion questions to help review information. Teacher guides serve many purposes, to name a few, they help you prepare for each activity, engage your students and feed their curiosity.

Teacher lessons provide that extra information specific to each lesson. You can find suggestions to help students make vocabulary connections, content extensions to help you answer questions and best practices for extending the knowledge beyond the lesson. For instance, you can have students generate their own sound energy and have them connect their action to the sound, such as tapping on a table or clapping their hands, because without the action, there isn’t any sound.

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