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Loudness and pitch

KS3 Sound and hearing lesson from Barclayfox. Comprehensive and ready to deliver. High quality lesson that will keep your students engaged. This lesson covers: sound and hearing, vibrations, loudness, amplitude, frequency, pitch, LisA FisP, sound vs light, speed in a solid and gas, and hearing range.

This is a complete lesson from start to end, I have used this lesson and improved it many times with my different classes across ten+ years. It is a proven high quality lesson.

There is nothing to do but give it a quick look through it. But, if you cannot resist making a change its modular nature makes it very quick and easy to tune it to your exact requirements.

No marking for you ! All answers for all activities are included in the PPT to allow peer and/or self-assessment to reduce your workload !

Do you need a good lesson fast? You’ve found one, buy it now! (But if you have the time for more details there is more below my sign off).

I always want to give my young people the best lessons I can so I have spent a lot of time and effort on this spread out over 10+ years, I hope you like it!

Feedback welcome :-D

Thank you for your time, and happy teaching!

Need more detail? If you have time to read it, here it is….

Students will be able to:

  • Understand that vibrations create sounds.
  • Explain why there is no sound in a vacuum.
  • Explain why the speed of sound is different in a solid compared to a gas.
  • Compare the speed of sound and light in a thunderstorm.
  • Calculate how far away a thunderstorm is
  • Know and use the LisA FisP memory trick.
  • State the range of frequencies of human hearing and compare to some animals.

Activities this lesson contains:

  • Unscramble starter puzzle.
  • Demo or video (depending on your groups needs) with Q&A.
  • Literacy activity.
  • Numeracy activity / calculations.
  • Theory - carefully sculpted, lots of learning activities, not ‘death by powerpoint’.
  • Quiz with answers.
  • Videos x2 (simply finding good videos can save you 20 minutes).
  • Questions scattered throughout - all answers are provided.
  • Paired work activities / TPS.
  • Simple student self-assessment activity (learners judge their own progress vs LOs).
  • Extension activities (if required)
  • All answers are provided to make things easy for you.


Key words:
Waves, wave, waves wsave, wavse, wvaes, hearing, energy, vibrations, oscillations, frequency, pitch, loudness, frequency, types of waves, light, sound, thunder, sound and hearing, lightning, lightening, literacy, scientific literacy, waves, energy, KS3, hearing range, human hearing, dog, cat, sound in a vacuum, vacuum, vaccum, lisa fisp, LisA FisP

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Created: Feb 13, 2019

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