Sound websites help kids understand energy concepts. Bring a new dimension to your science unit with these links. They’re great for third, fourth, and fifth grade students.
Sound (DK Find Out!) – This website includes a brief introduction, seven categories, and an interactive quiz. The visuals are crisp and professional. Kids explore:
- How are sounds created?
- Making music
- Using sound to navigate
- Flying at the speed of sound
Sound Energy (eschooltoday) – This webpage briefly discusses sound as a form of energy. Links to other forms of energy are prominently displayed to the left, allowing kids to click and learn about them.
Sound Facts for Kids (Kiddle) – This Wikipedia-created text was adapted for kids. They read about the speed of sound, as well as pitch and intensity.
Basics of Sound (Ducksters) – The home page introduces sound. At the bottom of the page, kids click on a more sophisticated text (Sound 102), a ten-question quiz, three sound experiments, nine subpages, including a handy glossary of wave terms.
Sound Facts (Science for Kids) – This webpage offers five paragraphs plus freaky facts about sound.
Your Ears (KidsHealth) – Students read about the parts of the ear, how they work, and how to keep them healthy.
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