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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.

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