SC.4.P.10.3

Investigate and explain that sound is produced by vibrating objects and that pitch depends on how fast or slow the object vibrates.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 4
Body of Knowledge: Physical Science
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Big Idea: Forms of Energy -

A. Energy is involved in all physical processes and is a unifying concept in many areas of science.

B. Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work or cause a change.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020050: Science - Grade Four (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7713010: Music: K-5 (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
5013030: Elementary Orchestra (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7720050: Access Science Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5013100: Music - Intermediate 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5020110: STEM Lab Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7713040: Access Music Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2018 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.4.P.10.In.3: Recognize that vibrations cause sound and identify sounds as high or low (pitch).
SC.4.P.10.Su.3: Recognize sounds as high or low (pitch).
SC.4.P.10.Pa.2: Recognize objects that create sounds.

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Lesson Plans

Sound Vibrations Using the Engineering Design Process:

This lesson uses the engineering design process to guide students through the exploration of sound energy and pitch. The design challenge is to produce a low-pitch tone by using different containers and liquids. Students must also create a budget to purchase supplies.

Type: Lesson Plan

Sound-Why can we hear it?:

Using a main idea and detail organizer students will identify the different details about sound that relate to the main idea. Students will also be able to understand the concept of using an informational text to help them comprehend information about a science topic.

Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Ideas

Biomusic:

Students have an opportunity to identify a variety of sounds in the environment, discuss the sounds using appropriate terminology and identify whether they are a product of human production or the natural environment.

Type: Teaching Idea

Exploring Sound Length Makes A Difference:

In this elementary physics lab, students will begin to explore the relationship between the length of an object and the sound it produces as it vibrates, by using a wood or plastic ruler and the edge of a desk or table.

Type: Teaching Idea

Good Vibrations-SeaWorld Classroom Activity:

In this activity, students investigate how sound travels through air, solids, and water, students will be able to explain why sound is an effective means of communication and navigation for whales.

Type: Teaching Idea

Jitterbug and Shake, Rattle and Vibrate:

As a result of this activity, students will be able to explain that various objects can be made to vibrate, producing different sounds.

Type: Teaching Idea

Sound All Around:

Students will have an opportunity to work with sounds and learn about pitch, volume and how sound travels.

Type: Teaching Idea

Video/Audio/Animation

Pitch:

The students will watch a short video showing how different pitches are made.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Student Resources

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Video/Audio/Animation

Pitch:

The students will watch a short video showing how different pitches are made.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

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