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Seeing with sound: sound lab tour

Explore how sound travels as a wave. Examine diagrams and simulations to answer a series of questions about sound properties. For example, identify the effects of compression waves on the vibration speed of particles. Test the effects of changing wave properties: frequency, wavelength and amplitude. Transmit sounds in a ...


Sound Uncovered - iTunes app

Explore the science of sound and our understanding of how we perceive sound in this engaging collection of videos, images, articles and interactives. Find out about how sound energy travels, how the body processes sound, people who use sound in their professions and activities, and changes in our scientific understanding ...


Sound waves measure ocean temperatures

View how scientists use underwater sound waves to measure ocean temperature changes in the Indian Ocean. The animations show how the technology called acoustic thermometry works. Australian scientists are working with a global network of 'listening posts' to monitor the long-term effects of climate change on ocean temperatures.


What is up with noises? (the science and mathematics of sound, frequency and pitch)

This teaching resource consists of an extended video clip (12.49 minutes) that is a manually animated exploration of the how sounds are created, heard and interpreted. The resource explores the complex nature of sounds, and the even more complex way in which our ears sense the multiple frequencies that nearly all sounds ...


Cracking a glass by singing

Have you ever seen a glass being shattered by someone singing a top C, in a movie at least? To see whether it really is possible to crack a glass with just a sound, Sleek Geeks engage the help of real-life Australian opera singer Jane Parkin.