Science of Sound

by  Fizzics Education (Australia)

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Your students will investigate exactly how sound works in this engaging workshop. The content specifically looks at:

- amplitude and wavelength.
- the relationship between sound waves and pitch/volume.
- resonance and implications for building design.
- the doppler effect.
- transfer of sound through different mediums.
- uses of sound waves in industry

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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00
Multipoint Premium: $130.00
By Request: $165.00
By Request Premium: $145.00

An invoice will be sent via email on booking. Payment available via a Paypal payment request. Full payment required 1 week prior to the event date. Fizzics Education Pty Ltd is an Australian business and not subject to W-9 form provision.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Fizzics Education (Australia)


Fizzics Education has been a leading science education outreach provider since 2004. Reaching 350,000 students a year our interactive science workshops aim to engage, inform and inspire students whilst adhering to the curriculum needs of the classroom teacher.

Ben Newsome
+612 9674 2191

Program Details


Time is allowed throughout the workshop to ask and answer questions. We treat video conferences in the same format as traditional science incursions. Please refer to the supporting .pdf document supplied to you on booking which details all of the pre-class, post-class and during class experiment materials your class will use.

1. Program begins with a general introduction and discussion on timezone and weather differences between Australia and your school.
2. We discuss sound as a vibration with your class. Your class participates in the experiment 'coathanger gong'.
3. We run through a number of demonstrations based on vibration in different materials. Students will notice changes in pitch as the shaking objects slow down. Your class participates in the experiment 'balloon and nut hummer'.
4. Discussion of the properties of sound waves. Your class participates in the 'Slinky Shake' experiment.
5. We use an iPad connected to the VC system to demonstrate an oscilloscope. Your students interact with the oscilloscope.
6.Your class participates in creating 'straw flutes' and experiment with them to change their pitch.
7. We demonstrate a sound created from uneven heating.
8. We demonstrate resonance and its implications to building design.
9. Time is made for students to ask further questions and discuss cultural differences between USA and Australia.


Your students will:

- learn that sound is created by vibrations.
- understand that sound travels as a wave
- know that sound waves have properties such as amplitude and frequency.
- experiment with the relationship between wavelength and pitch
- learn about resonance

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of

Properties of objects and materials
Position and motion of objects
Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding

Properties and changes of properties in matter
Motions and forces
Transfer of energy

As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of

Science as a human endeavor
Nature of science
History of science