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Science Unit 5f- Changing sound.

                                                                   This unit is aimed at children in Year 5.

                             A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 5f: Changing sound.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

   

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit

(14 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (42 cards / words – 3 on each sheet)

How vibrations make sounds

 (4 pages)

To know that sounds are made when objects or materials vibrate

Story of science / music lesson about vibrations. Questions – some multiple choice

Visible vibrations

(5 pages)

To know that sounds are made when objects or materials vibrate

To make careful observations

To  draw conclusions about sounds from their observations

Experiments on each investigating and planning sheet to try out and record about vibrations that can be seen and heard

 

Vibrations heard but not seen

(3 pages)

To know that sounds are made when objects or materials vibrate

To make careful observations

To  draw conclusions about sounds from their observations

Experiments on each investigating and planning sheet to try out and record about vibrations that can be heard but not seen

 

Vibrating of a ruler

(1 page)

To know that sounds are made when objects or materials vibrate

Experiment using a ruler to find out and record  whether a vibrating ruler can make different sounds

Making sounds

(2 pages)

To know that sounds are made when objects or materials vibrate

Info and cloze procedure about sounds. Make sounds experiment using given materials, Record findings

Investigating sound

 (1 page)

To make careful observations

 

Investigate which test tube makes highest / lowest sound. Record and comment.

Investigate sound from straws

(1 page)

To make careful observations

 

Observe and record what happens when you blow across the top of the straw and move the straw up and down

Investigate sounds you have made

 (1 page)

To make careful observations

To  draw conclusions about sounds from their observations

Two tasks to investigate and give reasons and conclusions from observations

Sound travels through different materials

(6 slides)

To learn that vibrations from sound sources travel through different materials to the ear

Presentation to show that sound travels through different materials

Sounds in a bottle

(3 pages)

To learn that vibrations from sound sources travel through different materials to the ear

Find out how sound waves travel through water by doing this experiment. Make a tune. Fill in the worksheet. Suggested answers n separate sheet

Sound travels through solids

(1 page)

To learn that vibrations from sound sources travel through different materials to the ear

Follow the experiment using a string telephone. Answer the questions how sound travels through solids

Sound travels through different materials

(1 page)

To learn that vibrations from sound sources travel through different materials to the ear

To  draw conclusions about sounds from their observations

Follow the given tests and fill in the table to show observations made

How sound travels

 (3 pages)

To  make careful observations to identify the types of material through which sound travels

To  draw conclusions about sounds from their observations

Experiments to do, predict and evaluate to find out about sound moving through different states of matter

Muffling sound

(2 pages)

 

To  plan a test to measure or observe how well different materials muffle sound

To devise a fair comparison of different materials

Fill in the planning sheet to show that some materials are effective in preventing vibrations from sound sources reaching the ear. Follow the steps to show examples.

 

Changing sound

(3 pages)

To know that the term ‘pitch’ describes how high or low a sound is

To know that high and low sounds can be loud or soft

A page to be read by student or read out by teacher about changing sound. A page to answer questions. A cloze procedure page.

Is the pitch affected?

(1 page)

To know that different materials and sizes affect the pitch

This activity shows how different materials and sizes affect pitch with questions,

Pitch

(2 pages)

To know that the term ‘pitch’ describes how high or low a sound is

To know that high and low sounds can be loud or soft

Look at the explanation of pitch. Fill in  the  multi choice answers to the questions

Vibrating air

(2 pages)

To learn that sounds can be made by air vibrating

To  draw conclusions about sounds from their observations

Follow the pictures to do the experiment and comment. Give conclusions. – pitch and sounds

Different pitches

 (1 page)

To produce notes of different pitches

An activity to show how to produce notes of different pitches with questions to answer

String instrument activity

(2 pages)

To find out what affects the pitch of string instruments

An experiment with questions to show what affects the pitch in string instruments

Musical instruments

(2 pages)

To relate their understanding of sound to a range of musical instruments

To learn that the pitch of a drum depends on its size and the tightness of its skin

To suggest how to change the pitch and loudness of the sounds of stringed instruments

Investigate pitch and loudness in various instruments. Describe how the given musical instruments make different sounds.

Sound

(1 page)

To review work in this unit

Recap on what has been learnt in this unit by answering the questions and giving explanations