What is an Echo? - Lesson for Kids


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When sound waves travel through the air and hit something, they _____.

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1. If sound waves hit each of these objects, which one would be the most likely to produce an echo?

2. Bob was standing in an empty, 10 foot by 10 foot room that had no furniture in it. He yelled, ''Hello'' but he didn't hear an echo. What is one likely reason that he didn't hear an echo?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We've created this quiz/worksheet to test what you know about echoes. Important topics include what happens when traveling sound waves hit something and what objects produce an echo when sound waves hit them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be covered:

  • The reason a person might not hear an echo in a 10 foot by 10 foot room
  • Explanation of reverberation
  • The probability of hearing an echo in a specific type of room

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on echoes
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how reverberation works
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about how sound waves react when they hit something

Additional Learning

The lesson we've named What is an Echo? - Lesson for Kids will help you to learn more about these topics:

  • How sound waves move
  • Things that sound waves will bounce off of
  • The way your memory holds a sound