Sound (physics) Poem

Clang!
Bang!
Boom!
Pound!
Things must move,
To make a sound…
drum kit
When these movements,
Cause vibration,
tuning forks
They make a sweet-sound celebration!
Vibrations travel,
To our ear,
In a wave that we can hear!
sound wave entering ear
Vibrations fast?
Sound is high!
Vibrations slow?
Sound is low!
Clang,
Bang,
Boom,
Pound,
Things must move,
To make a sound…

What is sound?

Sounds are made by vibrations that create waves (in air, water, etc.)

When these waves are detected by our ears, we hear them as different sounds.

When the vibrations are faster, the sounds have a higher pitch, and when they are slower, they have a lower pitch.

When the vibrations are moving more (larger amplitude) the sound is louder, and when the vibrations are moving with a smaller amplitude, the sound is softer.

Watch Mr. R.’s Ears Song