How Loud, How High?

Explore the frequency, wavelength, amplitude and velocity of sound waves.

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Use the Sound Grapher to create visualizations of sound and learn about the frequency, wavelength, amplitude and velocity of sound waves.

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Subject
Physics

Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation

Grade Level
Middle School

License
CC BY 4.0

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 4F/M4. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that vibrations in materials set up wavelike disturbances that spread away from the source. Sound and earthquake waves are examples. These and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.
  • 4F/M7** (SFAA). By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that wave behavior can be described in terms of how fast the disturbance spreads, and in terms of the distance between successive peaks of the disturbance (the wavelength).

9. The Mathematical World

9B. Symbolic Relationships
  • 9B/M3*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that graphs can show a variety of possible relationships between two variables. As one variable increases uniformly, the other may do one of the following: increase or decrease steadily, increase or decrease faster and faster, get closer and closer to some limiting value, reach some intermediate maximum or minimum, alternately increase and decrease, increase or decrease in steps, or do something different from any of these.

12. Habits of Mind

12C. Manipulation and Observation
  • 12C/E6** (BSL). By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to use audio and video recording devices for capturing information.
  • 12C/M2*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to use computer databases to store and retrieve information.
12D. Communication Skills
  • 12D/M1. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to organize information in simple tables and graphs and identify relationships they reveal.
  • 12D/M2. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to read simple tables and graphs produced by others and describe in words what they show.
  • 12D/M11**. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to interpret simple symbolic equations.

Copyright
© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. How Loud, How High?. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2010, September 23.</a>

AIP
How Loud, How High? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 23), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

AJP
How Loud, How High? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 23), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

APA
How Loud, How High?. (2010, September 23). Retrieved 2017, August 24, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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