The Royal Albert Hall - Inspiring creativity

TES partner The Royal Albert Hall, together with television presenters Dallas Campbell and Dr Yan Wong invites science departments across the country to tune into the world’s first science lesson - What is sound? - streamed live to classrooms across the world here on TES on 11th October at 2pm!

TES partner The Royal Albert Hall along with television presenters Dallas Campbell (pictured left) and Yan Wong joined together to present the world’s first science lesson to be streamed live to classrooms around the world. What is sound? - was recorded live on 11 October and it is now available for you and your class to watch back whenever you like.

The lesson was part of the Royal Albert Hall's aim to increase access, innovation and education in the arts and sciences. Visit the Royal Albert Hall profile on TES for access to more resources or visit the Royal Albert Hall education page.

Sound resources

TES Science has gathered together some of the best sound resources shared by teachers to help you and your students get the most from this lesson:

  • What is sound?
  • Introducing waves
  • Can you hear the shape of a drum? - Explore how sound waves from objects of different shapes change with this lesson, which includes tips for setting up an activity to investigate this effect.
  • Sound Starter - This resource has a set of sentence starters on sound that need to be matched to their endings. You can use this activity in a variety of ways to develop literacy in a kinaesthetic way.
  • Noise worksheet - This worksheet has some very useful questions and activities that will help your learners understand the difference between sound and noise.
  • Sound - interactive simulation - A great interactive animation on sound waves that is very visual and simple to understand.
  • Super ears - This really engaging activity will surely get your learners in the right mood to learn about sound. It is especially suitable for SEN learners.


These two quizzes are designed to reinforce the concepts introduced throughout the show and you can use them as plenary sessions after watching the video.

Read about the lesson here.

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