What are Sound Waves?

Curriculum support15 mins£2

Key takeaways
Understand the characteristics of sound and other longitudinal waves.
Describe the behaviour of sound as a wave and how different media affect is behaviour.
How to answer questions on sound and its properties.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Sound waves are actually vibrating particles. In this class, students will look at the characteristics of sound waves and how they behave as longitudinal waves. Students will investigate how sound waves propagate through materials. They will also explore how different media affect the speed of the sound and compare sound to other longitudinal waves. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 but is a great info-packed class for all ages!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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