Olympic Educational Service District 114

Serving the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas


Olympic ESD 114

FOSS Science Kit



Physics of Sound 3-4

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This page provides educators with information and resources in using the Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits provided by the Science Kit Cooperative at Olympic ESD 114.


Physics of Sound Curriculum Calendar:

The calendar below is to support teachers in planning for teaching the Physics of Sound FOSS Science Kit. Use the calendar links below to identify: big science ideas, key standard targets for each lesson, and assessments. 

How are sounds made?  What makes one sound different from another?  What causes sound energy?
How are high and low sounds made?  How do scientists investigate sound?  How does length affect the rate of vibration, and therefore pitch?  
Can sounds travel through liquids?  Can sounds travel through solids?   
How can pitch, volume, and the distance a sound can travel be modified or enhanced?  

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