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The Science of Sound


The rock stars of the world need your help during this unit of science! They want children to come to their concerts and rock-out (when lock down is lifted), but they want to protect your precious ears!


Find out all you can about sound; how it travels, pitch and volume during this unit of sound. Investigate materials to see which will provide the best insulation against sound. Be ready to present your ideas to a famous panel afterwards!


To kick off our unit on sound, which we missed out on during the first few weeks of home learning, we will be going on a sound walk!


Can I investigate how sound is made?


Using the session resource  above and the sound sheet to record your findings or a piece of paper. Can you go on a sound walk at home? Listening carefully for different sounds.



 Ask and answer questions about the sounds that can be heard and begin to consider how sounds are made.



  1. Consider which areas of your home or local area which will be quiet, which will be loud and which will have no sound at all.
  2. Walk around the your home listening for different sounds.
  3. Begin to consider sound and how sounds are made. Use the BBC bitesize clips at
  4. Understand the term ‘noise pollution’ and discuss.


Sound, listen, hear, ears, noise, loud, quiet, silent, vibrations


Provided Resources

  • Session resource Silent PowerPoint and PDF
  • Sound sheets


Key Learning

Science Objectives
i) Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.


Working Scientifically

  1. Ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  2. Use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.