Sound_Inquiry for Middle School A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title Sound_Inquiry for Middle School
Description This was written by the PhET team as a guided-inquiry activity. Learning Objectives: •Explore and draw conclusions about the nature, properties and behaviors of sound waves. •Use the simulation to develop your own definition of frequency and amplitude. •Describe how frequency and amplitude affect the sounds we hear. •Given a description of a sound like “high pitched and loud”, describe the amplitude and frequency.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords gold star, inquiry, phet, sound, wave
Simulation(s) Sound


Author(s) PhET Middle School Team
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET University of Colorado Boulder
Date submitted 8/2/11
Date updated 8/2/11