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Sound Waves

This month's topics are sound and energy. Kids will build a musical instrument that uses resonance to help them understand why sound is made and how it travels.

Sound is a form of energy, and is caused by something vibrating. So what is moving to make sound energy?

Molecules. Molecules are vibrating back and forth at fairly high rates of speed, creating waves. Energy moves from place to place by waves. Sound energy moves by longitudinal waves (the waves that are like a slinky). The molecules vibrate back and forth, crashing into the molecules next to them, causing them to vibrate, and so on and so forth. All sounds come from vibrations.

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