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Ch 16: Chapter 16: Sound & Light - Holt Physical Science With Earth & Space Science

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The Sound and Light chapter of this Holt Science Spectrum - Physical Science with Earth and Space Science: Online Textbook Help Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with sound and light. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Sound and Light textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Sound and Light chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover sound and light topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the sound and light topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Sound waves, pitch and volume
  • Color, the visible spectrum, prisms, and defining light
  • Refracting and reflecting telescopes
  • Light reflection, refraction, and the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Resonance and intensity
  • Diffuse reflection and types of light rays
  • Mirror questions and reflected images

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15 Lessons in Chapter 16: Chapter 16: Sound & Light - Holt Physical Science With Earth & Space Science
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What are Sound Waves? - Definition, Types & Uses

1. What are Sound Waves? - Definition, Types & Uses

This lesson will explain what sound waves are, discuss features of sound waves, and provide some examples and uses they have in everyday life. A short quiz will follow.

Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

2. Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

What do pitch and volume mean when talking about sound waves? Further your understanding of sound waves in this lesson as we explore the more familiar aspects of sound. We'll learn about pitch and volume and how they relate to sound wave parameters.

Resonance: Definition & Transmission of Waves

3. Resonance: Definition & Transmission of Waves

This lesson describes how sound and light waves are affected by the principle of resonance. Learn how resonance occurs through the vibrations and resonant frequencies of objects. You'll investigate everyday examples of resonance and learn how to break a wine glass with your voice!

What is Light?

4. What is Light?

This lesson will define and describe what light is from both technical and more common-use perspectives, discuss what the different kinds of light are, and explain why it's called radiation.

Intensity in Physics: Definition & Measurement

5. Intensity in Physics: Definition & Measurement

Intensity in physics is a fundamental concept that scientists and engineers often use. Learn what the definition of intensity is and how to measure it in this lesson.

The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

6. The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This lesson will walk you through each of the major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Explore the unique characteristics of X-rays, microwaves, radio waves, UV rays, infrared, gamma rays, and of course, visible light.

Light Rays: Definition, Types & Sources

7. Light Rays: Definition, Types & Sources

This lesson will explain what light rays are, the main types of light rays, and how they can be simulated using lasers or beams of light. A short quiz will follow.

Diffuse Reflection: Definition, Examples & Surfaces

8. Diffuse Reflection: Definition, Examples & Surfaces

This lesson explores the law of reflection and how it applies to different surfaces and wave types. We'll learn the difference between specular and diffuse reflection and investigate how diffuse reflection affects our perception of sound and light.

Ray Tracing with Mirrors: Reflected Images

9. Ray Tracing with Mirrors: Reflected Images

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a mirror is and use ray tracing diagrams, along with the law of reflection, to explain what you see when you look in a mirror. A short quiz will follow.

Using Equations to Answer Mirror Questions

10. Using Equations to Answer Mirror Questions

After watching this lesson, you will be able to answer questions on mirrors, stating whether an image is real or virtual, upright or inverted, and larger or smaller. A short quiz will follow.

Visible Spectrum: Definition, Wavelengths & Colors

11. Visible Spectrum: Definition, Wavelengths & Colors

Have you seen the visible spectrum today? You most likely have and may not be aware of it. This lesson tells you what the visible spectrum is, its wavelengths, and its colors.

Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

12. Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption

What gives color to objects? How do light waves interact with materials to produce red and green or white and black? In this lesson, learn how white light is composed of all colors and how absorption and reflection influence our color perception.

Reflection & Refraction of Light: Physics Lab

13. Reflection & Refraction of Light: Physics Lab

This lesson examines what reflection and refraction are and demonstrates how they work using experimentation. You'll be provided with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the experiments, as well as have the ability to complete a short quiz.

Refracting & Reflecting Telescopes: Key Concepts

14. Refracting & Reflecting Telescopes: Key Concepts

This lesson will discuss some key terms and concepts relating to the refracting and reflecting telescope: primary mirror/lens, eyepiece, focal length, focal point, chromatic aberration, and achromatic lens.

What is a Prism? - Definition & Refraction

15. What is a Prism? - Definition & Refraction

In this lesson, you'll learn about the prism and what prisms do to white light. You'll explore the properties of light waves, as well as the concept of refraction, which causes white light to bend in a prism and spread out into the different spectrum of colors.

Chapter Practice Exam
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