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Investigating Sound with Rulers (Grade 1)

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Investigating Sound with Rulers

Instructions: Sit quietly for a minute. What do you hear? Maybe you hear horns beeping or a clock ticking. The things you hear are sounds. In this investigation you will use a ruler to explore sound.
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Circle the word that completes each sentence.

I think vibrating materials MAKE/DO NOT MAKE sound.

Plan an investigation with another student. The investigation should explore if a vibrating ruler can make sound. In the space below, draw a picture that shows how you will make the ruler vibrate. Then, try it!

Did the ruler vibrate? YES or NO

Do you hear a sound? YES or NO

Can you and your partner make a different sound with the vibrating ruler? Come up with a plan and try it! Write a sentence that describes your plan and what happened.

Circle the word that completes each sentence.

Vibrating materials MAKE/DO NOT MAKE sound.

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