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Sound Energy

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Sound Energy Overview

This unit features the music and art of Mark Mothersbaugh. The first lesson provides a hands-on activity that allows students to discover that sound is produced by vibrations. In the second lesson, the students explore sound characteristics and use these explorations to define the content vocabulary.

Lesson three introduces students to the basic families of musical instruments. The final combines all the concepts that were covered. Students will create an instrument that will demonstrate changes in pitch and volume. They will watch an interview with Mark Mothersbaugh and listen to examples of the music that he has created.

There are resource pages that give an overview of sound and a vocabulary list. Also provided are a PowerPoint presentation about sound energy and directions for making a pitch machine.


Standards Addressed

Grade 5, Science — Physical Science

3-5 Benchmark F. Describe the properties of light and sound energy.

Y2003.CSC.S03.G03-05.BF.L05.I05 / Nature of Energy

05. Explore and summarize observations of the transmission, bending (refraction) and reflection of light.

Y2003.CSC.S03.G03-05.BF.L05.I06 / Nature of Energy

06. Describe and summarize observations of the transmission, reflection and absorption of sound.

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07. Describe that changing the rate of vibration can vary the pitch of a sound. Copyright©2010, Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc. All rights reserved.
Overview Ratio, Proportion and Percent Interior Angles Teacher Materials Sound Energy Online Resources Watch Online Overview Resource Page Vocabulary PowerPoint Presentation — Sound Energy Good Vibrations Measuring Sound Instrument Families Final Project — Putting It All Together! Formative Assessment (PDF File) Student Handout — Sound Stations (PDF file) Student Handout — Measuring Sound (PDF File) Resource Page — Sound Waves (PDF File) Resource Page — Volume (PDF File) Resource Page — The Krumhorn (PDF File) Student Handout — Making a Pitch Instrument (PDF File) Resource Page — Instrument Cards (PDF file) Instrument Project Requirements	(PDF File) Student Handout — It Sounds Like Science (PDF File) Summative Assessment (PDF File)