Sound waves

This lesson looks at the causes of sound, how sound travels and what a sound wave from an oscilloscope trace looks like.

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Sound waves

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is sound caused by?

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Q2.How does sound travel?

2/5

Q3.Which heating method transfers energy is a similar way to how energy is transferred when we hear something?

3/5

Q4.What is the distance between the centre line (or the still position) and the peak or the trough of one wave called?

4/5

Q5.What is the main difference between sound as a wave and light as 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:

Sound waves

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is sound caused by?

1/5

Q2.How does sound travel?

2/5

Q3.Which heating method transfers energy is a similar way to how energy is transferred when we hear something?

3/5

Q4.What is the distance between the centre line (or the still position) and the peak or the trough of one wave called?

4/5

Q5.What is the main difference between sound as a wave and light as a wave?

5/5

Lesson summary: Sound waves

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