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Making Sounds 2

Students answer questions about how sounds travel from their source.

'Making Sounds 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Sound

Curriculum subtopic:  Sounds and Vibrations

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sounds are produces by vibrating objects. The sound travels as a WAVE in a STRAIGHT PATH away from the source of the noise.

 

 

Sounds become softer, or fainter, the further away we are from the source. A good example is an aeroplane which is very loud when it is taking off at the airport, but can hardly be heard when it is flying high above our heads. 

 

Sound travels around corners by being REFLECTED from other surfaces.

 

These motorbikes produce the same engine sound, but which one will sound the LOUDEST to our ears?

the nearest one

the one furthest away

they will sound the same

Which statement best explains why sounds become softer the further away we are from them? 

objects further away look smaller

it's our ears playing tricks on us

the sound spreads out and has to cover a bigger area

Which materials vibrate to produce sound? Only one is correct!

solids and gases

liquids and gases

solids and liquids

solids, liquids and gases

Sound travels in...

CDs

waves

aeroplanes

We know that sound travels through different materials. Match up the material with the evidence.

Column A

Column B

gas
a neighbours stereo when the doors and windows are...
solid
a clap of thunder
liquid
a noisy underwater swim

In science, the SOURCE of a sound means... 

where the sound travels to

where the sound is made

tomato ketchup

Sound waves travel in a straight PATH away from the source.

Is this True or False?

True

False

Callum and Karen are using their knowledge of how sound travels.

 

Karen says: "Because sound travels in a straight path, it cannot go around corners."

Callum says: "I know sound can travel around corners because I can hear the school bell when I am on the climbing frame around the corner from the teacher."

 

 

Who do you think is correct?

Callum

Karen

Sound travels around corners by... 

bending

bouncing off objects

getting louder

The science word for 'bouncing' off objects is...

reflex

distraction

reflection

  • Question 1

 

These motorbikes produce the same engine sound, but which one will sound the LOUDEST to our ears?

CORRECT ANSWER
the nearest one
  • Question 2

Which statement best explains why sounds become softer the further away we are from them? 

CORRECT ANSWER
the sound spreads out and has to cover a bigger area
EDDIE SAYS
As sound travels away from an object, it spreads out in all directions and becomes softer because it has to cover a greater area and distance.
  • Question 3

Which materials vibrate to produce sound? Only one is correct!

CORRECT ANSWER
solids, liquids and gases
EDDIE SAYS
Any vibrating material produces a sound and solids, liquids and gases can produce sounds.
  • Question 4

Sound travels in...

CORRECT ANSWER
waves
EDDIE SAYS
Vibrations travel through materials in waves, CDs and aeroplanes are sources of sound.
  • Question 5

We know that sound travels through different materials. Match up the material with the evidence.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

gas
a clap of thunder
solid
a neighbours stereo when the door...
liquid
a noisy underwater swim
  • Question 6

In science, the SOURCE of a sound means... 

CORRECT ANSWER
where the sound is made
  • Question 7

Sound waves travel in a straight PATH away from the source.

Is this True or False?

CORRECT ANSWER
True
EDDIE SAYS
Sound waves travel in all directions away from their source in straight PATHS.
  • Question 8

Callum and Karen are using their knowledge of how sound travels.

 

Karen says: "Because sound travels in a straight path, it cannot go around corners."

Callum says: "I know sound can travel around corners because I can hear the school bell when I am on the climbing frame around the corner from the teacher."

 

 

Who do you think is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
Callum
EDDIE SAYS
Callum uses his observations to collect the evidence he needs to show that sound CAN go around corners, even though it always TRAVELS in a STRAIGHT PATH.
  • Question 9

Sound travels around corners by... 

CORRECT ANSWER
bouncing off objects
EDDIE SAYS
Sounds can bounce off surfaces. This is called REFLECTION. A sound which 'bounces back' to us is called and ECHO.
  • Question 10

The science word for 'bouncing' off objects is...

CORRECT ANSWER
reflection
EDDIE SAYS
Sounds, like light, are reflected by surfaces.
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