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First Grade (Grade 1) Waves and Sound Questions

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Grade 1 Waves and Sound
What can children learn from listening to music?
  1. How it feels
  2. How it looks
  3. How it sounds
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
A tambourine is an instrument. It makes sound when someone shakes or hits it. Why does a tambourine make sound?
Instrument - Tambourine
  1. It vibrates.
  2. It gives off light.
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Kaleb and Trevor are doing a science experiment. They place a piece of paper on top of a speaker. They will then turn on the speaker and play music. Kaleb thinks the paper will not move when the speaker is turned on. Trevor thinks the paper will move back and forth or bounce when the music is turned on. Who is most likely correct?
  1. Kaleb
  2. Trevor
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
When you yell, you make a sound with a                 volume.
  1. loud
  2. soft
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Declan wants to play a note on the trumpet. What should he do to play a note?
Instrument - Trumpet
  1. hit the top
  2. blow into it
  3. pluck the strings
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Dylan plays the drum. He hits the top of the drum with the sticks. The top of the drum vibrates. What does the vibrating drum make?
Instrument - Snare Drum
  1. light
  2. sound
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Angie holds one end of a ruler on a table. She pushes down on the other end of the ruler. She then lets it go. What should Angie observe?
Inches 0-6 Halves
  1. The ruler vibrates and makes sound.
  2. The ruler does not vibrate or make sound.
  3. The ruler vibrates, but does not make sound.
  4. The ruler does not vibrate, but does make sound.
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Lyla is playing the guitar. She strums the strings of the guitar while she plays a song. What happens when Lyla strums the guitar strings?
Instrument - Acoustic Guitar
  1. the strings vibrate
  2. the strings light up
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
As something vibrates faster, the pitch gets                .
  1. lower
  2. higher
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Pitch is how loud or soft a sound is.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Which instrument makes a low pitch sound?
  1. drum
  2. flute
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Which one is a soft sound?
  1. shout
  2. whisper
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Pitch tells us how                 a sound is.
  1. high or low
  2. loud or soft
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Volume tells how                 a sound is.
  1. high or low
  2. loud or soft
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Sound is made when something            vibrates           .
Grade 1 Waves and Sound
Instruments make sound when they are moved, or vibrated, in special ways. Look at each instrument and decide if it makes sound by blowing, beating, or strumming.

Circle instruments that you would blow.
Draw an X on instruments that you would strum.
Draw a square around instruments you would beat.


Instrument - Acoustic GuitarInstrument - Bass DrumInstrument - Timpani
Instrument - SaxophoneInstrument - LuteInstrument - Trumpet
Instrument - FluteInstrument - XylophoneInstrument - Electric Guitar
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