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FOSS Next Generation Sound Design Collection, Item Number 2092956

FOSS Next Generation Sound Design Collection


Sound is mechanical energy. The branch of physics that is concerned with sound energy is acoustics. Sound energy can be generated, it can move from one place to another, it can do work, and it dissipates over time and distance. We can investigate sound sources to find how energy is transferred to them, to cause vibrations, how the vibrations that result produce sound, and how those vibrations are detected by sound receivers.

The Sound Design Module has three investigations that engage students with the phenomena of sound and the ways that humans and other animals use it in their lives. The driving question is what is sound and how can we produce and design sound? Through firsthand experiences students ask questions, plan and carry out investigations, interpret data, and construct explanations about how sound is produced by vibrating objects. Students have experiences with sound pitch, sound volume, and instruments that produce musical sounds. They also engage in the engineering design process by designing and building musical instruments. Students gain experiences that will contribute to the understanding of the crosscutting concepts of patterns; cause and effect; systems and system models; and energy and matter.


FOSS Curriculum:

  • Allows students to be active investigators instead of passive learners
  • Is built around firsthand exploration of relevant phenomena using classroom-proven theories and practices to engage all students
  • Aligned to NGSS, Framework for K to 12 Science, and Common Core standards
  • Provides unmatched professional learning, including hands-on & virtual teacher workshops

Resources available in this collection include:

  • Comprehensive hands-on equipment kits made exclusively for FOSS
  • Investigations Guide (Teacher Edition Book) core instructional hardcover spiral-bound book provides educators with the support to successfully facilitate the investigations - available in print and digital
  • Teacher Resources with educative support to effectively teach standards - available in digital
  • FOSS Science Resources book (Student Edition Book) for students to build expository reading skills and highlight STEM careers - available in print and digital
  • Accessibility options to the interactive digital resources on the ThinkLink™ platform for effective planning and engaged learning
  • Spanish teaching and learning resources – available in print and digital
Item Price
Item #: 2023900
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