High School / Physics

Sound Intensity

In this lab, students will use sound level sensors to investigate the sound intensity from devices such as tuning forks, musical instruments, and the human voice.

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Tuning Fork Set

Tuning Fork Set

Both rugged and economical aluminum tuning forks. Includes eight forks representing a full octave of frequencies.

Sound Level Sensor

PASPORT Sound Level Sensor

Measures true sound level in decibels (both dBA and dBC scales) and sound intensity. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Sound Intensity