Investigating Sound Levels

This lab helps students recognize that continuous sound is made by vibrating objects, and can be described using pitch and volume. Students will also explore continuous sounds with changing volumes.


Student Files

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Featured Equipment

Extension Cable

PASPORT Sensor Extension Cable

Allows an additional two-meter long extension on all PASPORT sensors.

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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Source: Lab #11

Elementary School Science Teacher Guide

Investigating Sound Levels