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Catch the (Sound) Wave!


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    New York Hall of Science

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Catch the (Sound) Wave!

See and hear how sound waves travel through different types of materials. Extend the experiment online and learn how you can "see" with sound waves using ultrasound.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Three glasses, jars or cups of the same size
  • Water (to fill one of the glasses)
  • Ice cubes (to fill another glass)
  • Stethoscope (optional)
  • Slinky or a spring

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Wave Properties
      • Wave Motion
      • Sound

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • TryScience

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, TryScience/New York Hall of Science, ©1999

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