Driving question : What is sound and what are sound properties?

In this activity students use the sound sensor and record sound waveforms from tuning forks.

Topic: Sound,
Concepts: Amplitude, Frequency, Loudness, Period, Pitch, Sound wave,
Grade level: Middle School (11-14 years),
Activity type: Data logging,
Sensors: Sound sensor,
Interface requirements: Single analog sensor input,

The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.

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The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.

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The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.

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Coach Activity/Result file can be opened in the Coach 7 Program. This requires Coach 7 to be installed on your computer.

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