Science: Sound

Stream until Fri 1st Apr
20 mins
£2.50
Curriculum support
Curriculum support
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

What is sound? How can sound travel, and what does it need to do that? Why do animals use sound, and what for? What other uses for sound are there, other than hearing your friends speak or listening to music?

In this class, students will gain the knowledge to answer these questions. This class covers the basics of sound, including learning about the particle model.

The class is useful as a first look at the topic or as revision of the topic for those who have already studied sound in school. 


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Key takeaways:
  • Describe the key concepts of frequency, intensity and amplitude when talking about sound
  • Describe other uses for sound than communication and speech, with examples
  • Describe and explain, using the particle model, how sound travels through different substances
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Year 7-9 or S1-S3, or for older students to revise the topic of Sound in Physics.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
  • For live classes, please arrive promptly. Students' cameras and microphones are disabled by default.
  • For on demand classes, students will be watching a recording of a previous live class.
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