|Type of Product:||e-Book (our e-books are in PDF format and can be viewed on your computer or any compatible reading device) (also see print version of this book)
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School
Muddled about what makes music? Stuck on the study of harmonics? Dumbfounded by how sound gets around? Now you no longer have to struggle to teach concepts you really don’t grasp yourself. Sound takes an intentionally light touch to help out all those adults—science teachers, parents wanting to help with homework, home-schoolers—seeking necessary scientific background to teach middle school physics with confidence.
The book introduces sound waves and uses that model to explain sound-related occurrences. Starting with the basics of what causes sound and how it travels, you’ll learn how musical instruments work, how sound waves add and subtract, how the human ear works, and even why you can sound like a Munchkin when you inhale helium.
Sound is the fourth book in the award-winning Stop Faking It! Series, published by NSTA Press. Like the other popular volumes, it is written by irreverent educator Bill Robertson, who offers this Sound recommendation: “One of the coolest activities is whacking a spinning metal rod to create a ‘wah-wah’ effect. It’s a simple activity, the explanation incorporates several interesting properties of sound. This activity is in Chapter 5. I suggest you try it and see!”
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|Intended User Role:||Elementary-Level Educator, Middle-Level Educator, Parent, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Curriculum, Educational research, Informal education, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Integrating technology, Learning theory, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
Chapter 1. Stop Children, What’s That Sound?
Chapter 2. Waving Strings
Chapter 3. How Sound Gets Around
Chapter 4. Harmonic Convergence
Chapter 5. Sound Waves Do Basic Math—Adding and Subtracting
Chapter 6. The Hills Are Alive
Chapter 7. Listening Devices
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 7 correlations with the National Standards.
- Physical Science
- Conservation of energy and increase in disorder
- As energy transfers occur, the matter involved becomes steadily less ordered. (9-12)
- Heat consists of random motion and the vibrations of atoms, molecules, and ions. (9-12)
- Interactions of energy and matter
- Waves, including sound and seismic waves, waves on water, and light waves, have energy and can transfer energy when they interact with matter. (9-12)
- Electromagnetic waves result when a charged object is accelerated or decelerated. (9-12)
- Electromagnetic waves include radio waves (the longest wavelength), microwaves, infrared radiation (radiant heat), visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays. (9-12)
- The energy of electromagnetic waves is carried in packets whose magnitude is inversely proportional to the wavelength. (9-12)
- Wavelengths can be used to identify the substance. (9-12)
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