Science : Ages 11 to 12 : Sound

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Secondary Science Resources

Click through for free science resources for secondary teachers and pupils aged 12 to 14 on the topic of sound waves.

What is sound? video

Music students Hannah and Rudy explore the concept of sound by explaining how sound gets from a cymbal to your ear.

 

Where's the Science in that? Sound puts science in a real-life context and gives students aged 11 to 14 a better understanding of how STEM applies to everyday life. 

 

 

 


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Frequency and amplitude video

Why do guitar strings make different sounds? Hannah and Rudy explore the concepts of frequency and amplitude whilst recording their new song.

 

Where's the Science in that? Sound puts science in a real-life context and gives students aged 11 to 14 a better understanding of how STEM applies to everyday life. 

 


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Microphones and loudspeakers video

Whilst in a recording studio, Rudy and Hannah meet a studio intern, who explains how a microphone and loudspeaker work, with the aid of simple animation. She also explains how the science of sound is key to a career in the music business.

 

Where's the Science in that? Sound puts science in a real-life context and gives students aged 11 to 14 a better understanding of how STEM applies to everyday life. 

 


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Absorption and reflection in oil exploration video

Hannah and Rudy head to the HIVE to find out how absorption and reflection can be used to find oil and gas deep underground.

 

Where's the Science in that? Sound puts science in a real-life context and gives students aged 11 to 14 a better understanding of how STEM applies to everyday life.


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Absorption and reflection at the theatre video

Hannah and Rudy explore the concept of sound absorption and reflection whilst taking a tour of the Kings Place music venue. The Head of Production at Kings Place talks about how she got into her job, and the importance of science in her work.

 

Where's the Science in that? Sound puts science in a real-life context and gives students aged 11 to 14 a better understanding of how STEM applies to everyday life. 


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