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Sound

physical science

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Sound is a form of ________. energy
a measure that relates to the amount of energy in a sound wave and is shown by the height on a wave diagram amplitude
What do musicians use to find pitch? tuning fork
back and forth motion vibration
a wave that transfers sound through matter by spreading out from a vibration sound wave
Sound waves with a low frequency produce what type of sounds? low pitched sounds like a frog croak, tuba, thunder, lion roar
the highness or lowness of a sound as determined by its frequency pitch
What animals use echoes to help them locate their prey? bats, dolphins, whales
Sound travels fastest through what type of matter? solids
the distance from the top of one wave to the top of the next wavelength
What is formed when vibrations pass from one molecule to another? sound waves
Sound travels slowest through what type of matter? gases
Sound waves with a high frequency produce what type of sounds? high pitched sounds like shrills, screams, sirens
the number of the wavelengths that pass a certain point in an amount of time frequency
What is formed when vibrations pass from one molecule to another? sound waves
a repetition of a specific sound produced by reflection of sound waves from a surface echo
What happens when an object travels faster than the speed of sound? sonic boom
the loudness or softness of a sound determined by the amplitude volume
Created by: joliespring