This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to sound at Year Four. They include activities which show that sounds are made when objects vibrate and that sounds travel through solids, liquids and gases. They also look at the structure of the ear, how vibrations are heard as sounds and discuss echoes and how bats or dolphins use echolocation. Ideas are also provided for investigating how well sound travels through different materials, discovering how instruments make sounds and exploring how to change the pitch and loudness. Provided by Hamilton Trust, these sessions have been written in line with the new national curriculum (published in 2013).

Show health and safety information

Please be aware that resources have been published on the website in the form that they were originally supplied. This means that procedures reflect general practice and standards applicable at the time resources were produced and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today. Website users are fully responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is in accordance with current regulations related to health and safety and that an appropriate risk assessment has been carried out.

Published by


Share this resource

Lists that tag this content