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This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of sound at Key Stage Two.

A presentation looks at vibrating objects as the sources of sound and at how sound travels as a wave. It demonstrates the types of material through which sound can travel and how frequency is affected by the size of a vibrating object. It also relates understanding of sound to a range of musical instruments and applications, looking at mobile phones, ultrasound scans and modern sound systems.

The teaching sequence is interspersed by class experiments, games and activities linking children’s knowledge with their experience through demonstration and discussion of up to date applications.

It also includes a video of the lesson being demonstrated and detailed teachers’ notes on running the activities.

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