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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 ExploreSound.org 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.

Sound Wave Science Cover
Sound Wave Science    Digi Kit not yet Available  
Make longitudinal and transverse waves and observe their characteristics of wavelength, frequency, and speed.

Song Science Cover
Song Science     Digi Kit not yet Available
Observe resonance by building and modifying a mechanical record player.

Voice Science Cover
Voice Science      Digi Kit not yet 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.


For more details and information about K12 Programs, please contact Rebecca Vieyra, K12 Program Manager, at rvieyra@aapt.org