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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
In this unit, students investigate the science of sound. Students construct physical devices to feel the vibrations that allow us to communicate across distances. Students also use digital devices to visualize the characteristics of different sound waves that cause us to hear different things. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments
New: for distance learning, assign Google Form versions of lesson and unit assessments. View Google Form assessments

This 3-dimensional summative assessment includes a variety of visual cues and question prompts (multiple-choice, true/false, short answer). It should take 30-40 minutes for a student to complete.

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For your reference, these are all the assessments included at the end of each Mystery from this unit:

Lesson 1: Sound, Vibration, & Engineering

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Lesson 2: Sound & Vibrations

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Lesson 3: Sound Waves & Wavelength

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