Academic journal article Science and Children

The Science and Technology of Sound

Academic journal article Science and Children

The Science and Technology of Sound

Article excerpt

Sound is all around us, but what is sound? How do we hear and recognize different sounds? How do animals make sounds? How (and why) do scientists study animal sounds? How can sound-producing, detecting, and transmitting devices and technologies help solve problems? These questions and more are explored in the lessons for this month's column.

This Month's Trade Books

Loud or Soft? High or Low? A Look at Sound

By Jennifer Boothroyd

Lerner Classroom. 2011. ISBN 9780761371076 Grades K-2

Synopsis

This colorful, informative nonfiction book uses reallife examples to introduce students to the science of sound.

Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls and Songs of Whales, Elephants, and Birds (Scientists in the Field)

By April Pulley Sayre

Houghton Mifflin. 2002.

ISBN 9780618585465

Grades 3-5

Synopsis

This fascinating book examines the work of bioacousticians, scientists who study the sounds made by living things. Sayre introduces the methods and tools used by these scientists, as well as the results and importance of their work. …

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