Pitch and frequency

This lesson looks at how pitch is determined by frequency and how this has an effect on wavelength. You will also learn how to interpret oscilloscope traces.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is an echo?

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Q2.What is superposition?

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Q3.Which part of a wave is the trough?

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Q4.What happens to sound waves when they hit a rough surface?

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Q5.Which of the following does not use echolocation?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is an echo?

1/5

Q2.What is superposition?

2/5

Q3.Which part of a wave is the trough?

3/5

Q4.What happens to sound waves when they hit a rough surface?

4/5

Q5.Which of the following does not use echolocation?

5/5

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Pitch and Frequency

This quiz will test your knowledge from today's lesson and your prior learning.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is meant by the 'frequency' of a wave?

1/5

Q2.What happens to the wavelength of a wave when the frequency is high?

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Q3.Which of the following surfaces would be best at absorbing the energy from a sound wave?

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Q4.Which of the following is pitch affected by?

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Q5.What is the difference between the peak and the trough of a wave?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Pitch and Frequency

This quiz will test your knowledge from today's lesson and your prior learning.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is meant by the 'frequency' of a wave?

1/5

Q2.What happens to the wavelength of a wave when the frequency is high?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following surfaces would be best at absorbing the energy from a sound wave?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is pitch affected by?

4/5

Q5.What is the difference between the peak and the trough of a wave?

5/5

Lesson summary: Pitch and frequency

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