Sound and its characteristics
Name of school
Escola Profissional de Almada
Vocational Educational Training School in Almada, south of Lisbon (about 350 students. Students’ age: 14-23)
To discover and study the sound and its properties.
Students explore and discover the properties of sound using simulations, on-line instruments, oscilloscope, on-line sound spectrometer and sound generators. For that, they resolve an on-line inquiry learning scenario.
Smartphones, tablets, computers, interactive whiteboard, internet and inquiry learning scenario.
Students must explore the provided inquiry learning scenario.
Students can use ICT to explore sound as they want to. They can record their voices and “see” them on the spectrometer.
Students work in groups and they are allowed to walk around the classroom to make experiments and use the interactive whiteboard.
Students like to make sounds using instruments and to “see” their voices on the spectrometer.
14, 15, 16, 17+