Ch 11: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 11: Sound

About This Chapter

The Sound chapter of this Glencoe Physical Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential physical science lessons of sound. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Sound textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe Physical Science's Sound chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the sound 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.

Students will learn:

  • Factors that influence the speed of sound
  • What affects sound's volume and pitch
  • Examples and applications of the Doppler effect
  • What timbre is and its use in music
  • The orchestral instrument families
  • What tempo is and its use in music
  • Sound's different uses

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6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Glencoe Physical Science Chapter 11: Sound
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What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

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

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

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.

The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

3. The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

What is the Doppler effect? How does it affect our perceptions of sound and light? In this lesson, learn how traveling wave sources can change the way we observe sound and light waves. Explore the applications of the Doppler effect on shock waves, sonic booms, and the movements of distant galaxies.

Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition

4. Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition

How can you tell if you are listening to a violin or a flute? How do composers use timbre to express their ideas and keep the listener interested? Find out in this lesson on timbre!

Instrument Families of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion

5. Instrument Families of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion

There are so many instruments in the orchestra! What similarities and differences can one find between them? How do the instruments work? Find out about the string, woodwind, brass and percussion families in this lesson!

Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms

6. Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms

How does the speed of a song affect our emotions? How can we determine the speed of a song just by looking at it? By learning about tempo, we can find out!

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