Speed of sound

This lesson explores the speed of sound in the different states of matter and how to fully utilise the speed/distance/time equation.

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Quiz:

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!

Q1.What is the volume of a sound determined by?

1/5

Q2.What is meant by 'amplitude'?

2/5

Q3.If a wave has a low frequency, what kind of sound will be produced?

3/5

Q4.If we were to hit a drum softly, how could we describe the amplitude of the sound wave that is produced?

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Q5.What is volume measured in?

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:

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!

Q1.What is the volume of a sound determined by?

1/5

Q2.What is meant by 'amplitude'?

2/5

Q3.If a wave has a low frequency, what kind of sound will be produced?

3/5

Q4.If we were to hit a drum softly, how could we describe the amplitude of the sound wave that is produced?

4/5

Q5.What is volume measured in?

5/5

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Speed of sound

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

Q1.What is the approximate speed of sound through air?

1/5

Q2.Through which state of matter can sound travel through fastest and why?

2/5

Q3.What is echolocation used for?

3/5

Q4.What is the approximate speed of sound through water?

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Q5.How fast is something travelling if it covers a distance of 300m in 12 seconds?

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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:

Speed of sound

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

Q1.What is the approximate speed of sound through air?

1/5

Q2.Through which state of matter can sound travel through fastest and why?

2/5

Q3.What is echolocation used for?

3/5

Q4.What is the approximate speed of sound through water?

4/5

Q5.How fast is something travelling if it covers a distance of 300m in 12 seconds?

5/5

Lesson summary: Speed of sound

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