Teachers TV: Secondary Science lesson starters - Physics, sound

These KS3 and KS4 lesson starters will get your class thinking about sound, frequencies and how it travels.

Teachers TV: Secondary Science KS3 lesson starters - Physics,Sound

These KS3 and KS4 lesson starters will get your class thinking about sound, frequencies and how it travels.

The videos are presented here in a full length version and in shorter clips, which you can use to introduce the different topics to your students.

Full length video


KS3 Physics - Sound

Trevor Cox, professor of acoustics at the University of Salford, presents a series of engaging lesson starters about how sound is made and its effect on the objects around us.

Clips


Sound Through a Medium: Wobbling Bubbles

A demonstration of how sound needs a medium to pass through.

Sound Through a Medium: Flickering Candles

A short clip which features a demonstration of how sound needs a medium to pass through.

Sound Through a Medium: Shattering a Glass

A short demonstration on how sounds are made, ideal for use as a lesson starter in KS3/4 science.

Sound : Waveforms - Four Octaves

A short demonstration on waveforms, ideal for use as a lesson starter on sound.

Sound: Hearing and the Ear - The Confusaphone

A short clip featuring a simple demonstration of how we humans hear sounds in stereo

Sound: Sonic Boom - Cracking the Whip

A demonstration of how a sonic boom is produced. Ideal for use as a lesson starter on sound and can be used at KS3/4.

Sound: Materials - Brick and Foam

A clip featuring a demonstration of how musical instruments sound different when they are played in different environments.

Sound Using Body Parts

Demonstrating how body parts can be used to make different kinds of sound.

Secondary Science Lesson Ideas

Ideas on how to use these resources

KS3 and KS4 Classroom Resources - Physics

KS3 and KS4 Classroom Resources - Biology

KS3 and KS4 Classroom Resources - Chemistry

KS4 Classroom Resources - How Science Works


Teachers TV Secondary resources collections