Science & Nature
The Science of Sound Waves
In this one-time loud and fun class, students will learn how sound is produced by vibrations and explore the nature of sound waves.
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How does a “One-Time” class work?
Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers
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Looking for a fun summer science class? Students will learn about the science of sound and how sound waves are produced. We will study how sound waves are produced by vibrations, explore how there are different ways to produce vibrations, and learn how sound waves are examples of compressional waves. The class will cover why sound waves can not travel in space and will also generally compare sound waves to light waves. Students will observe or perform demonstrations and tricks that show the...
Bring as many of the materials as possible: a piece of computer paper, scissors, a wire coat hanger, string, a metal spoon, a balloon, a hex nut that fits in the balloon, a plastic cup (not thick plastic as you'll need to poke a hole it), string, paper towel, water, paper clip, pushpin. Some students may need assistance with some of the activities.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dr. David PurvisElementary and Middle School Science Teacher Consultant
40 total reviews
47 completed classes
For over 25 years I have taught science in some context to elementary, middle, secondary, and college students. I have taught science education courses in a teacher education program and have even taught pre-K and Kindergarten science. I have...