Sound Waves
Updated: 7/31/2017
Sound Waves
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Sound Waves Lesson Plans

Sound Waves

Lesson Plans by Oliver Smith

What is sound? Sound is caused by vibrations. The pitch and volume of the sound that is produced is determined by the size and speed of these vibrations. Humans ears have evolved to collect and process sound, allowing us to hear. Sound is used for a range of different things, such as medical imaging and sonar. Students will enjoy using the following activities to create diagrams and understand sound waves and their uses.




Sound Waves

Storyboard Description

Sound Waves - electromagnetic waves - radio waves - soundwaves

Storyboard Text

  • Original Oscilloscope Trace
  • Louder Volume, Same Pitch
  • Same Volume, Higher Pitch
  • Same Volume, Lower Pitch
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