Students engage in model-based reasoning, argumentation, and computational and mathematical reasoning to develop models to explain what makes a sound, how sound moves through air, and how it makes something move.
The Vernier Supplement to Unit 8.2 is a complement to the OpenSciEd curriculum and includes data-collection technology enhanced lessons to supplement the existing curriculum.
There are 14 lessons in the full OpenSciEd Unit 8.2.
2 lessons are enhanced with Vernier data-collection technology—included in the Vernier Supplement to Sound Waves
|Lesson 1: How does a sound source make something like this happen?|
|Lesson 2: What is happening when speakers and other music makers make sounds?|
|Lesson 3: Do all objects vibrate when they make sounds?|
|Lesson 4: How do the vibrations of the sound source compare for louder versus softer sounds?||Go Direct®
|Lesson 5: How do the vibrations from a sound source compare for higher-pitch versus lower-pitch sounds?||Go Direct®
|Lesson 6: How can any object make so many different sounds?|
|Lesson 7: What is actually moving from the sound source to the window?|
|Lesson 8: Do we need air to hear sound?|
|Lesson 9: How can we model sound traveling through a solid, liquid, or gas?|
|Lesson 10: What exactly is traveling across the medium?|
|Lesson 11: How does sound make matter around us move?|
|Lesson 12: What goes on in people’s ears so they can detect certain sounds?|
|Lesson 13: What transfers more energy, waves of bigger amplitude or waves of greater frequency?|
|Lesson 14: How can we explain our anchoring phenomenon, and which of our questions can we now answer?|
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