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Sound: Books


Sounds All Around (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

ISBN: 0064451771
Ages: 3 and up

An early reader version for learning about sound. Simple reading, great diagrams and activities to help young learners find out about the science of sound.

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All about Sound (Rookie Read-About Science)

ISBN: 0516258478
Ages: 6 and up

This easy to read science book shares the story of sound. Great photographs, a vocabulary picture dictionary, and lots of discussion makes this is a great book for first and second graders.


Sound Waves (Energy in Action)

ISBN: 1404221891
Ages: 8 and up

Learn how sound waves work. How do vibrating molecules allow us to hear sounds? Find out in this great science resource.

Those Amazing Musical Instruments! with CD: Your Guide to the Orchestra Through Sounds and Stories

Ages: 9 and up
ISBN: 1402208251

Take a look at the sound of an orchestra — what makes each family of instruments different and how they all work together to make beautiful music. Play the accompanying CD to learn more.


Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls and Songs of Whales, Elephants, and Birds (Scientists in the Field Series)

ISBN: 061858546X
Ages:10 and up

Scientists who study sound go out into the wild to learn about how animals use sound to hunt and communicate with one another. They use specialized equipment in their investigations of the animal world. Go with them through photographs and personal dialogue to learn more about sound.

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A Project Guide to Sound (Physical Science Projects for Kids)

ISBN: 1584159707
Ages: 8 and up

Babies crying, school bells ringing, cars roaring by, the ding signaling that a new text message has arrived. Sounds are all around us, but how are they made? And how do we hear them? Sounds are created when air vibrates, and we hear them because our ears are specially developed to funnel in and process those vibrations. Through the activities and experiments in this book, you'll take a hands-on look at how sounds are made and how they are heard. From salt drums to xylophones and sonic booms, you'll have fun making music and noise and learning a little along the way!

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