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Waves of Sound

Sound, Waves, & Communication

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 4-PS4-1 , 4-PS4-3
This unit helps students develop the idea that sound is an actual thing, a wave of vibrations traveling through the air. Equipped with this understanding, students can begin to make sense of how sound and music work. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Sound & Vibrations

Exploration (10 min)
Activity: Paper Cup Telephone (40 min)
Extras (2.8 hrs)

Mystery 2: Sound & Vibrations

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Act Out a Sound (45 min)
Extras (2 hrs)

Mystery 3: Sound, Vibrations & Waves

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Making Waves (30 min)
Extras (1.3 hrs)