Science of Sound! (Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2)
What is amplitude? What is frequency? How does sound travel and what does it look like? Plus much more! Join Fizzics Education in an on-demand class all on the science of sound.
This 65-minute video covers a variety of demonstrations including;
– Sound is made by vibrations.
– Vibrations can be fast or slow.
– Fast vibrations make high sounds.
– Slow vibrations make low sounds.
– Vibrations can move through objects.
– Short instruments make high sounds (high frequency)
– Long instruments make low sounds (low frequency)
– Frequency determines pitch
– You can have loud or soft sounds.
– Amplitude measures how loud a sound is.
Includes 6 x PDF experiments to run in class as well as Australian, NSW & VIC outcomes and a risk assessment template.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Fizzics Education
On Demand (available until: 21-Feb-2026 05:00PM)
$25 one time cost
Payment via credit card on the page.
If you need to pay via invoice, please contact the Fizzics Education office
ST1-8PW-S, ST1-9PW-ST, ST2-8PW-ST
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
A student will learn:
- Shorter instruments make higher sounds due to shorter sound wavelengths
- Longer instruments make lower sounds due to longer sound wavelengths
- The louder the sound, the larger the amplitude of a wave.
- The faster an object vibrates, the higher the pitch
- Sounds travel at different speeds through different mediums.
Purchases are non-refundable.
Terms and Conditions
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Joining The Event
Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
Internet device and screen with speakers to show the students the video.
Optional materials to have on-hand include balloons, metal nuts, 2 x soda cans, metal coat hanger, string, plastic straws, scissors, metal slinky, tape and PVC pipes
Connecting To The Event
You will receive a unique link to view the video and coursework once you have paid on the software platform.
Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million students since 2004. He has worked in hundreds of early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.
He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, multiple Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services, 2020 WSABE Outstanding Business Leader of the Year, 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.
Ben is a former community leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.
He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.
Optional Further Learning
Prepare your students to watch the video by:
- Spend time reinforcing high & low vs loud & soft. Children often confuse this.
- Demonstrate high vs low pitch with different instruments
- Have students lightly tap different objects to hear the different sounds that they make.
- Students can create their own musical instruments
- Create a poster of all the things that the children can name that make sounds.
- Learn about the doppler effect as an extension activity
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Ben Newsome
Phone: 02 9674 2191
Email: [email protected]
Will This Event Be Recorded?