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Tables of Contents for Catch a Wave
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Cover Page
1
2
Dedications
3
1
Acknowledgments
4
1
Reproduction Rights
5
1
Table of Contents
6
4
Who Are You? & How to Use This Book
10
6
Lab Safety
16
3
Recommended Materials Suppliers
19
3
The National Content Standards (K-4)
Sound is produced by vibrating objects. The pitch of the sound can be varied by changing the rate of vibration.
The National Content Standards (5-8)
Energy is a property of many substances and is associated with heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound, nuclei and the nature of a chemical. . Energy is transferred in many ways.
The 10 Big Ideas About Sound & Corresponding Labs
Sound is produced when objects vibrate.
Ring Around the Rim
22
2
Tuning Fork Waves
24
2
Soap Film Vibrations
26
3
Puffed Rice Disco
29
1
T. P. Kazoo
30
2
Sound is also produced when gas expands rapidly.
Thunder Poppers
32
2
The Whooping Tube
34
2
Soda Cannon
36
2
The Burping Bag
38
4
Sound is a form of energy and can be converted to or from other sources of energy.
Soup Can Oscilliscope (light)
42
3
Squealing Balloon (pressure)
45
3
Pouring Sound (heat)
48
4
Amp It Up (electricity)
52
4
Sound travels as one of two kinds of waves-longitudinal (compression) or transverse. The parts of these waves can be identified as the crest, trough, amplitude, node, and antinode.
Jump Rope Waves
56
4
Slinky Wars
60
3
Super Snuffer
63
5
Singing Rods
68
3
The pitch of the sound can be varied by changing the rate of the vibration. The rate of vibration can be varied by changing the length or thickness of a vibrating object. The faster an object vibrates, the higher the pitch it produces.
Bottle Band
71
3
Kamakazie Straw Flute
74
2
s' Trombones
76
2
Water Whistle
78
2
PVC Orchestra
80
2
Desktop Vibrations
82
2
Tissue Box Guitar
84
2
Heavy Tunes
86
2
Portable Rain Shower
88
3
Sound waves can be transmitted through solids, liquids, and gases but never through a vacuum.
Sound Baggies
91
3
Solid Sound Pathways
94
3
Soup Can Telephones
97
3
Homemade Stethoscope
100
4
Closet Vibrato
104
2
Aquarium Symphony
106
2
Sound Sponge
108
3
Sound waves can be reflected.
Tuning Fork Echo
111
3
Bouncing Waves
114
5
Sound waves can be collected and amplified.
Animal Ears
119
2
Portable Space Cannon
121
3
Megaphone
124
2
Gramophone Cone
126
2
Chicken in a Cup
128
2
Thunder Drums
130
3
Sound waves can be absorbed. If the object absorbing the sound is resonant with the object that is producing the waves, that object may also produce and amplify the same sound.
Eggsorbing Sound
133
3
Resonant Rods
136
3
Resonant Cylinders
139
2
Resonant Bottles
141
4
Variations in wave patterns can produce phenomena like bangs, explosions, sonic booms, and the Doppler Effect.
Paper Poppers
145
3
Baster Blaster
148
2
Sonic Air Burst Booms
150
2
Doppler Demo
152
3
Doppler's Mosquito
155
3
Surviving a Science Fair Project
158
37
The Hypothesis
166
9
Gather Information
175
5
Design Your Experiment
180
5
Conduct the Experiment
185
2
Collect and Display Data
187
4
Present Your Ideas
191
4
Glossary
195
7
Index
202