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Pitch 1

Students answer questions about pitch and how it can be changed.

'Pitch 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Sound

Curriculum subtopic:  Pitch and Objects

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Pitch describes how high or low a sound is.

RECORDER SAXOPHONE

 

A recorder produces a higher pitched sound than a saxophone. The pitch changes with the length of the tube of air which vibrates.

 

A short tube of air produces a high pitch. A long tube of air produces a low pitch.

How high or low a sound is is called... 

loudness

vibration

pitch

Which TWO of these are low pitched instruments?

recorder

saxophone

whistle

bass drum

Which TWO instruments in this list are high pitched instruments?

piccolo

trombone

bass guitar

cello

flute

When musicians change the pitch of their instuments, they are...

practising

tuning

wasting time

To tune a drum we have to do what to the skin? 

stretch it

wet it

strike it

To tune a guitar, we have to stretch or relax the... 

strings

skin

fingers

Esther and Gabi fill three bottles with different amounts of water.

 

 

Bottle 1 they fill nearly to the top.

Bottle 2 is half-full.

Bottle 3 is less than half full.

 

Esther blows across the top of the bottle to produce a sound.

Which bottle will produce a high pitched sound?

Bottle 1

Bottle 2

Bottle 3

Which bottle will produce the lowest pitch?

 

Bottle 1 - nearly full

Bottle 2 - half full

Bottle 3 - less than half full

Bottle 1

Bottle 2

Bottle 3

Esther and Gabi make sounds by twanging a ruler on the edge of a table. They change the pitch by... 

hitting the ruler harder

changing the length of the ruler over the table edge

measuring in inches not centimetres

Gabi and Esther make their own 'panpipes' using jumbo drinking straws. What must they change to alter the pitch of the sounds?

the colour

the length

how hard they blow

  • Question 1

How high or low a sound is is called... 

CORRECT ANSWER
pitch
  • Question 2

Which TWO of these are low pitched instruments?

CORRECT ANSWER
saxophone
bass drum
  • Question 3

Which TWO instruments in this list are high pitched instruments?

CORRECT ANSWER
piccolo
flute
  • Question 4

When musicians change the pitch of their instuments, they are...

CORRECT ANSWER
tuning
EDDIE SAYS
Musicians 'tune' their instruments to produce the correct pitch for each note.
  • Question 5

To tune a drum we have to do what to the skin? 

CORRECT ANSWER
stretch it
EDDIE SAYS
Stretching or relaxing the drum skin changes the pitch of the sound it makes.
  • Question 6

To tune a guitar, we have to stretch or relax the... 

CORRECT ANSWER
strings
  • Question 7

Esther and Gabi fill three bottles with different amounts of water.

 

 

Bottle 1 they fill nearly to the top.

Bottle 2 is half-full.

Bottle 3 is less than half full.

 

Esther blows across the top of the bottle to produce a sound.

Which bottle will produce a high pitched sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
Bottle 1
EDDIE SAYS
The air in the bottle which is nearly full of water vibrates at a higher pitch because it has less space.
  • Question 8

Which bottle will produce the lowest pitch?

 

Bottle 1 - nearly full

Bottle 2 - half full

Bottle 3 - less than half full

CORRECT ANSWER
Bottle 3
EDDIE SAYS
A longer column of air makes a low-pitched sound.
  • Question 9

Esther and Gabi make sounds by twanging a ruler on the edge of a table. They change the pitch by... 

CORRECT ANSWER
changing the length of the ruler over the table edge
EDDIE SAYS
The longer the piece of ruler vibrating, the lower the pitch.
  • Question 10

Gabi and Esther make their own 'panpipes' using jumbo drinking straws. What must they change to alter the pitch of the sounds?

CORRECT ANSWER
the length
EDDIE SAYS
The length of the straw changes the length of the vibrating column of air , which changes the pitch.
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