What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound


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The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

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1. Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a

2. Wave speed can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be asked to answer questions about properties of sound waves and properties of wave speed to the best of your ability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

A bit more specifically, you will be assessed on your knowledge of:

  • The substance sound waves travel through
  • The state of matter in which a sound wave travels the fastest
  • How to find wave speed, being given wavelength
  • How wave speed increases

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sound waves
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sound in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sound waves and wave speed

Additional Learning

If you desire to learn more about sound waves, take a look at the accompanying lesson labeled, What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound. This lesson will further cover topics like:

  • The nature of sound waves
  • The medium
  • The speed of sound and states of matter
  • Sound speed and the wave equation