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This resource is a set of modules on sound, acoustics, music, and musical instruments developed for middle school and high school students.  It is organized in short components for ease of use by teachers who may be unfamiliar with this content area.  Included are lessons and activities on frequency, wavelength, amplitude, pitch, the physics of sound, rhythms and beats, standing waves, harmonic series, and tuning systems.  Suggestions for presenting some of the concepts to younger students are also provided.  Worksheets include answer keys.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
- Instruments
- Wave Motion
= Doppler Effect
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Wave Properties of Sound
- High School
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Instructional Material
= Course
= Curriculum
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Problem/Problem Set
= Unit of Instruction
- Assessment Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- Assessment
- New teachers
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Keywords:
harmonics, instructional unit, module, music, musical instruments, sound, sound waves, teacher's guide, unit, waves
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created March 28, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
March 28, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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January 6, 2005

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: The Physics of Sound

A set of exemplary modules related to sound and music, developed for use in middle school and high school.  It's broken into well-organized short components for teachers who may wish to teach only one element of this subject matter.  Included are lessons and activities on frequency, wavelength, amplitude, pitch, the physics of sound, rhythms and beats, standing waves, harmonic series, and tuning systems. Worksheets include answer keys.

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C. Schmidt-Jones, Sound, Physics and Music, (2004), <http://cnx.org/content/col10261/1.1>.
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Schmidt-Jones, C. (2005, January 6). Sound, Physics and Music. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from http://cnx.org/content/col10261/1.1
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