Sound: From Whisper to Rock Band
What is sound? How does sound move through air and water? Why are some sounds high in pitch and others are low? Investigate the curious world of physical science! Find out for yourself about Sound through experiments that you can do at home. Did you know that some animals hear sounds that you cannot hear? Sound will show you the importance of investigating and understanding the physical world around you.
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What Is Sound?
How Do You Change Sounds?
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