Measuring sound

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/573-measuring-sound
Sound is a pressure wave caused when something vibrates, making particles bump into each other ...

Sound on the move

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/572-sound-on-the-move
Sound is a pressure wave, but this wave behaves slightly differently through air as compared to ...

Measuring instruments

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/123-measuring-instruments
Collecting data is a crucial part of scientific inquiry. To study waves and the ocean sea ...

Sound

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/571-sound
Three components are needed for sound: A source – where the sound is made. A medium – something ...

Crabs finding home

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/569-crabs-finding-home
If someone dropped you off several kilometres from your house, how would you know where you are ...

Noisy kina

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/567-noisy-kina
Kina are a particular species of sea urchin endemic to New Zealand. Most of us can identify a ...

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2082-nigel-latta-blows-stuff-up
Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up is a fun – and funny – series where TV personality Nigel Latta ...

Hearing

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/574-hearing
Hearing is the ability to detect sound. Human hearing The most obvious part of the human ...

Ultrasound

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/999-ultrasound
Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their ...

Sound on an oscilloscope

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/582-sound-on-an-oscilloscope
In this activity, students play different kinds of sounds near a computer’s microphone and ...

Studying sound under water

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/566-studying-sound-under-water
We know that sound behaves quite differently under water, moving faster and further, but how ...

Non-visual sensory systems of fish

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/568-non-visual-sensory-systems-of-fish
How do you know what’s happening if you can’t see? Humans rely on their sense of sight and ...

Sound detectives

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/578-sound-detectives
In this activity, students take part in a class experiment to locate sounds when blindfolded ...

Creating soundscapes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/580-creating-soundscapes
in this activity, a class or group of students create several soundscapes to gain a greater ...

Make and use a hydrophone

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/581-make-and-use-a-hydrophone
In this activity, students make a hydrophone and use it to listen to underwater sounds. By the ...

New Zealand reef noise

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/565-new-zealand-reef-noise
The reefs of New Zealand are noisy places, not the silent world that many of us imagine. The ...

Science project measures noise levels

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2141-science-project-measures-noise-levels
Jamie Fenton, a 17-year-old from Taranaki, has invented a traffic light device to help prevent ...

The noisy reef – question bank

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2509-the-noisy-reef-question-bank
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an ...

Modelling waves with slinkies

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/576-modelling-waves-with-slinkies
In this activity, students model how sound travels by sending waves along two stretched plastic ...

Sounds in the school pool

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/583-sounds-in-the-school-pool
In this activity, students listen to sounds made in a swimming pool while being under water ...

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up Episode 7: Sound

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2094-nigel-latta-blows-stuff-up-episode-7-sound
Nigel wants to break the sound barrier – and of course, he breaks a few other things along the ...

The noisy reef – key terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/584-the-noisy-reef-key-terms
Travel under the waves to the reefs of New Zealand to explore sound and noise – what sound is ...

Prof John Montgomery

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/914-prof-john-montgomery
Position: Head of Leigh Marine Laboratory, Field: Marine science, Organisation: Leigh Marine ...

Underwater acoustics - timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1735-underwater-acoustics-timeline
This timeline gives key dates relating to the key developments in underwater acoustics. 1490 - ...