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Exploring Sound Waves

Exploring Sound Waves

Introduction

In the 19th century, scientists did not know much about sound and how it travels. A scientist named Ernst Chladni was one of the first to understand the relationship between sound and waves. Use the resources on the Exploring Sound Waves student esheet to help you answer the questions here.


What is acoustics?

 

 

Why were ancient peoples interested in sound?

 

 

What did early scientists think sound was?

 

 

What did tuning forks illustrate?

 

 

How has the study of sound changed?

 

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