What is Sound? Waves Lesson Plan



What is Sound?

What is sound? Waves and their interactions are a big part of the physical science curriculum. Are you looking for a unique way to engage your students? Are you looking for a hands-on STEM activity that will demonstrate the concepts? Ignite your students’ curiosities with this package examining sound waves.

Most students can tell us what sound is, but they may struggle to explain how it works. This comic illustrated the concept of sound and explains how it relates to energy. Students will read about vibrations, sound waves, air particles, and hearing. They will examine colorful diagrams of sound waves and the internal structure of an ear. Your learners will gain a much better understanding of the concept with this engaging comic.

This What is Sound download includes:

  1. Google Slides- Access to the Google slideshow. The comics are broken down into individual slides. Link provided in PDF.
  2. Fully Colored Version– Perfect for projecting on front board or printing as a poster.
  3. Black and White Version– Easily printable, fun to color
  4. Basic Doodle Note Version– Fill-in-the-blank! Use as guided reading or guided note-taking tool
  5. Engineering Challenge- This STEM building challenge is easy to recreate, demonstrates sound waves in action, and encourages students to apply what they have learned. These are instructions in comic form!
  6. Challenge Follow-up- Questions for your students to reflect on after completing the engineering challenge.
  7. Advanced Doodle Notes Version– Draw what you are learning! Many words remain, but images are missing. Students draw them in.
  8. Create Your Own– A completely blank comic template. Students can draw in vertical lines where they see fit.
  9. Rubrics- TWO rubrics (differentiated for learning levels) to aid in grading the “Create Your Own” comic activity.
  10. Answer Key for Doodle Notes
  11. Teacher Tips– Tips and instruction ideas for you!

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Next Generation Science Standards

1.Waves: Light and Sound

1-PS4-1 Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound, and sound can make materials vibrate.

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