Sometimes the hardest part about teaching a science unit is becoming comfortable with the topic enough to answer questions and discuss the science with confidence. Take a look at these sites for some background knowledge for yourself.
This overview of sound waves will be helpful background knowledge as you plan your unit. Check out the right-hand menu for more in-depth information.
For middle school teachers, this collection of Sound lessons from Iowa State University includes visuals, animations, and well-defined learning objectives.
Can sound extinguish a fire? Take a look at this complete STEM lesson on Hearing and Sound that includes a hands-on design project. Aligned with 4th grade standards, but easily adaptable to other grades.
Activities and Projects
Sound activities and investigations from ZOOM - PBS Kids.