Science of Sound Unit - Kinder to Grade 4

65 minute video + 9 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A complete unit of work on the science of sound designed for Grades K to 4
- content can cover older grades too!

In this hands-on program, your students will explore the science of sound and discover the answers to questions like 'What is amplitude?' and 'What is frequency?' With engaging experiments and interactive activities, your students will learn how sound travels and develop a deep understanding of the principles that govern the physics of sound in language they understand.  

Following this 65 minute video & student activities, your students will know:  
- Sound is made by vibrations.
- Vibrations can be fast or slow.
- Fast vibrations make high sounds.
- Slow vibrations make low sounds.
- Vibrations can move through objects.
- Short instruments make high sounds (high frequency)
- Long instruments make low sounds (low frequency)
- Frequency determines pitch
- You can have loud or soft sounds.
- Amplitude measures how loud a sound is.  

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 9 printable PDF experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates, colouring-in sheets and a risk assessment template.    

Optional materials to have on-hand include balloons, metal nuts, 2 x soda cans, metal coat hanger, string, plastic straws, scissors, metal slinky, tape and PVC pipes, paddlepop sticks, garden hose, funnels x 2, elastic bands of different sizes.

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Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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$39.95 AUD

    • 65 minute video
    • 9 Experiments
    • Student Project Ideas
    • Vocabulary List & Quiz
    • Scope & Sequence
    • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
    • Common student misconceptions
    • Background Teacher notes
    • Marking Rubric
    • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
    • Crossword puzzle & Word search
    • Colouring-in sheets
    • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
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