Sound Web Links
Our writers recommended these independent websites as background information and content supplements for the Sound lessons.
Lists experiments for resonance, more resonance, music, noise, and paper noise. Kid-friendly interface with direction in a cartoon format. Reading level most likely too high for 2nd grade, but a fun site. Other non-sound science experiments available here.
Children can use this site to learn more about musical instruments. It also has a link for teacher resources.
This Science Museum of Minnesota site has a list of hands on activities and brief explanations of the related sound principles. Not all activities may be appropriate for 2nd grade children.
A sound unit outlined with objectives and activities. This is primarily a teacher resource.
A list of experiments for anyone to try that illustrate the principles behind the science of sound. The site has some background information, recommended primarily for teachers or interested adults.
This is a series of experiments about sound and its application to animals, musical instruments and communications. This unit was designed for use in the second grade. Good site for teachers that just need more sound experiments for this age group.
The Soundry is an exciting, interactive, and educational web site about sound. Covering everything from the most basic concepts of what sound actually is to the specifics of how humans perceive it, the Soundry aims to promote enthusiasm and knowledge of sound.
A single experiment that demonstrates sound as vibration. Easy to read, but probably more for older kids and adults.