Acoustics Collection

Acoustics Collection: Resources developed in coordination with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

The following lessons utilize materials provided free to educators by the ASA in their Explore Sound Kit. Visit to learn more and to request your free kit.

Mosquito Science Cover
Mosquito Science     Digi Kit not yet Available
Build a model mosquito and make observations about the sound it makes and why it makes sound.

Vibration Science Collection Cover
Vibration Science Collection  Digi Kit Available
Observe the relationship between sound production and vibration, and the variables that influence frequency and pitch.

Song Science Cover
Song Science     Digi Kit Available
Observe resonance by building and modifying a mechanical record player.

Voice Science Cover
Voice Science     Digi Kit Available
Analyze your voice using free smartphone apps, and observe changes in wavelength and amplitude.

Ear Science Cover
Ear Science      Digi Kit not yet Available 
Use online resources and posters to learn about how sound is observed by the human ear. Use a sound intensity meter (or a free smartphone app) to see how distance from sound affects how loud it sounds.

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