Block That Noise!
- Explain that sound waves can be reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through different materials.
- Understand that some materials are better sound insulators than others.
- Apply the engineering design process to designing and building a sound-insulating device.
- Compare the test data from two competing solutions and determine which solution was better.
OverviewDo your students ever wish they could block out an annoying noise or music they don't like? In this fun lesson plan, they will design sound-insulating containers and measure how well they work using Google's Science Journal app.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Photo of common materials that can be used to create a sound insulating container: scissors, tape, zip top bags, cotton balls, paper towels, foam boards, sheets of cardboard, a plastic container, plastic bags, paper bags and a cardboard box.
Area of Science
Sound, waves, insulation, engineering design
Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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