Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide
Features 29 inquiry based labs designed for elementary students and coordinated with the standards for life, earth and physical sciences.
Determining Sound Level
Use a sound level sensor to measure the sound levels from different objects, to determine the source of sound, and to find the relationship of vibration to sound level.
To understand this content, students:
- Build a simple drum and use it to make vibrations that can be seen.
- Make sounds with objects and measure the sound levels with a sound sensor.
- Examine evidence and data to draw conclusions that relate vibrations to sound levels.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Allows students to conduct all three measurements simultaneously and continuously. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Balloon, cut open to make a drumhead
Can opener (teacher use only)
Notebook or copy paper - 3 to 4 sheets
Paper or plastic cup, 350-mL (12-oz)
Paper towel - 2 to 3 sheets
Pliers (teacher use only)
Rubber band - 2 to 3
Square plastic food storage container, 1-qt
Tin can, open at both ends
Water ~ 300 mL
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.