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Sound Study Guide

_____________________________
Study Jams, Schoolnet, Class
Core/Clase: ______

Name/Nombre:
Date/Fecha: ________________

Sound Summary
DECIBELS
WAVES

FREQUENCY

PITCH

VIBRATIONS

VOLUME

Sound is caused by ____________________.


Sound travels in ____________.
___________________ is the number of times a sound wave repeats in a
second.
_____________ is the highness or lowness of sounds.
________________ is the loudness or softness of a sound and is measured
in ______________.
Hearing Summary
BALANCE
BRAIN
EAR is a
TheOUTER
_________

EAR

INNER EAR

MIDDLE EAR

very complex organ that allows us to interpret sounds.


The ear consists of the ___________ _______, the _____________ _______, and
the ____________ ________.
These parts of the ear work together to send sound information to the
____________ for interpretation.
The inner ear also assists with _______________.
Sound travels fastest through solids, but it travels faster through water
than through air.
___________

___________

___________

anvil
cochlea
ear canal
hammer
pinna
stirrup

___________
___________

1.

___________

tympanic
membrane (ear
drum)

___________

Mattie wanted to measure the speed of sound through different materials. Mattie planned to use
the table shown to record data.

Speed of Sound Through


Different Materials
Material

Speed of Sound

Block of aluminum
Balloon filled with air
Tank filled with water
Tank filled with oil

2.
3.

Through which material will Mattie most likely find that sound travels the fastest?
A. Block of aluminum
C. Tank filled with air
B. Balloon filled with air
D. Tank filled with oil
A rubber band will make a sound when it is _____.
A. vibrated
C. cut into pieces
B. stretched
D. shot across the room
Tuning forks make a sound when they are struck or hit. The tuning forks shown are labeled with
the frequency of the sound they produce.

4.
5.

Moving from left to right, each tuning fork is struck one at a time. The same amount of force is
used to strike each fork. What change in the sounds will be observed?
A. The speed of the sounds will decrease.
C. The pitch of the sounds will become lower.
B. The volume of the sounds will increase.
D. The pitch of the sounds will become higher.
A teacher uses an instrument that records decibel levels. What is the teacher measuring?
A. noise levels
C. relative humidity
B. intensity of light
D. types of thermal energy
Campers shouted toward a canyon wall. What characteristic of sound best explains why the
campers heard an echo?
A. Sound waves traveled slowly down the canyon.
B. Sound waves were absorbed by the canyon wall.
C. Sound waves reflected off the canyon wall.
D. Sound waves were refracted around the canyon.

Sound Study Guide


Key______________
Study Jams, Schoolnet, Class
Core/Clase: ______

Name/Nombre: ___Answer
Date/Fecha: ________________

Sound Summary
DECIBELS
WAVES

FREQUENCY

PITCH

VIBRATIONS

VOLUME

Sound is caused by ___vibrations______.


Sound travels in ___waves____.
___Frequency______ is the number of times a sound wave repeats in a
second.
___Pitch___ is the highness or lowness of sounds.
___Volume_____ is the loudness or softness of a sound and is measured
in ___decibels_____.
Hearing Summary
BALANCE
BRAIN
OUTER EAR

EAR

INNER EAR

MIDDLE EAR

The __ear____ is a very complex organ that allows us to interpret sounds.


The ear consists of the __outer__ _ear___, the ___middle__ __ear__, and
the __inner____ _ear____.
These parts of the ear work together to send sound information to the
___brain___ for interpretation.
The inner ear also assists with __balance_____.
Sound travels fastest through solids, but it travels faster through water
than through air.
_hammer__
_
_anvil__

__stirrup___

anvil
cochlea
ear canal
hammer
pinna
stirrup

__ear
drum__
__pinna___

_cochlea__

tympanic
membrane (ear
drum)

_ear canal_

1. Mattie wanted to measure the speed of sound through different materials. Mattie planned to use
the table shown to record data.

Speed of Sound Through


Different Materials
Material

Speed of Sound

Block of aluminum
Balloon filled with air
Tank filled with water
Tank filled with oil
Through which material will Mattie most likely find that sound travels the fastest?
A. Block of aluminum
C. Tank filled with air
B. Balloon filled with air
D. Tank filled with oil
2. A rubber band will make a sound when it is _____.
A. vibrated
C. cut into pieces

B. stretched

D. shot across the room

3. Tuning forks make a sound when they are struck or hit. The tuning forks shown are labeled with
the frequency of the sound they produce.

Moving from left to right, each tuning fork is struck one at a time. The same amount of force is
used to strike each fork. What change in the sounds will be observed?
A. The speed of the sounds will decrease.
C. The pitch of the sounds will become lower.
B. The volume of the sounds will increase.
D. The pitch of the sounds will become higher.
4. A teacher uses an instrument that records decibel levels. What is the teacher measuring?
A. noise levels
C. relative humidity
B. intensity of light
D. types of thermal energy

5. Campers shouted toward a canyon wall. What characteristic of sound best explains why the
campers heard an echo?
A. Sound waves traveled slowly down the canyon.
B. Sound waves were absorbed by the canyon wall.
C. Sound waves reflected off the canyon wall.
D. Sound waves were refracted around the canyon.