Some fun demonstrations for this topic.
Interactive Blockbusters quiz on light and sound.
This quick practical experiment showing how a bubble is affected by different sounds is designed for use as a Year 7 to 11 physics classroom resource.
A wine glass is smashed by the power of sound when the right frequency is reached, in this quick experiment aimed at 11-16 year olds physics students.
Show Key Stage 3/4 physics students the different effects of sound, as demonstrated in this 15 minute video designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard showing high speed photography.
A pack of lesson plans that can be downloaded, together with video clips from the BBC children's science show that are linked to each lesson. The pack has worksheets and suggested activities for KS3 and 4.
A nice site designed to help students to understand sound and waves, very well presented. There are acoustic and audio related web demonstrations and experiments.
Exploration of the ear and hearing on the Nobel Prize site, based on the work of Medicine Prizewinner Georg von Bekesy. Videos, simulations and a quiz.
Interactive tutorial on sound, very visual, quite lengthy but lots of learning.
A Blockbusters quiz about sound and hearing.
Questions on sound waves, pitch/frequency, loudness/amplitude, comparing speed of light/sound, hearing and the function of ear.
Can you lift a 200kg hippopotamus, or generate enough electricity to illuminate a light bulb with the power of wind? These five Eureka! Games are based on real exhibits at TELUS World of Science. Click the arrow to get to the laser game
Students make paper screech
Interesting vibrations for the start of a sound lessons
This article shows the mechanical systems that make hearing possible and traces the path of a sound, from its source to your brain. Nice animation of sound travelling though air.
Answers to some commonly asked questions about sound.
A school physics site with information about sound, the ear and much more.
A collection of pages that covers the ear, echoes, speed of sound, loudness and frequency.
Information and a wroksheet on changing sounds.
Animations show how sound travels through the air.
The Ear diagram to label.
The pathway of sound vibrations going through the ear to the brain. Simple blank worksheet with no explanation.
Worksheet: Simple literacy activity where pupils are required to answer questions from the text. May be too simple for age 13+.
Nice experiment worksheet, could be adapted to do as a homework activity.
Instructions on how to make musical instrument with craft sticks and rubber bands.