# Physics of Sound Project: A Wave of Cooperation

This project models teaching and assessments strategies for a project based lesson using the engineering design process. The academic content emphasizes sound propagation and behavior of waves. The project illustrates a relevant application for mastering wave length, resonance, frequency, and other concepts in the TEKS for Integrated Physics and Chemistry and Physics courses.

Teacher Instructions

### Project Background

This document provides a scenario for the wind chime design challenge.

Student Worksheet

### Station 1: Types of Waves

This activity focuses on the different types of waves and their characteristics.

Student Worksheet

### Station 2: Frequency

This activity focuses on frequencies and specifies the chord requirement for the wind chime.

Student Worksheet

### Station 3: Resonance

This activity focuses on resonance and introduces the use of the tuning fork.

Student Worksheet

#### TEKS

 Science, Grade 6 Science/Integrated Physics and Chemistry 112.38.2.B investigative procedures 112.38.2.C collect data and make measurements 112.38.2.D predict trends 112.38.2.E communicate valid conclusions 112.38.4 force and motion 112.38.5 energy transfer and energy conservation Science/Physics 112.39.1 lab safety 112.39.2.J tables, charts, graphs 112.39.2.K journaling 112.39.4 laws governing motion 112.39.7 characteristics and behavior of waves Career and Technical Education/STEM/Advanced Engineering Design and Presentation 130.366.1 skills for workplace success 130.336.4 project documentation and work flow 130.336.7 engineering design methodologies Career and Technical Education/STEM/Principles of Technology 130.371.2.E investigative procedures 130.371.2.J make inferences from data 130.371.2.K journals 130.371.11.B characteristics of waves 130.371.11.C relationship between wavespeed, frequency, and wavelength 130.371.11.D characteristics and behaviors of transverse waves 130.371.11.E behaviors of waves Career and Technical Education/STEM/Engineering Design and Problem Solving 130.373.2.A scientific processes and concepts 130.373.2.D integrate advanced mathematics and science skills 130.373.2.E judge reasonableness of mathematical models and solutions 130.373.2.F science and engineering design problems 130.373.2.K conversions 130.373.3.B technical documents 130.373.3.F presentation 130.373.5.F models, prototypes, mock-ups 130.373.6.A design and implementation 130.373.6.C teams 130.373.6.E identify and manage resources 130.373.6.F use a budget 130.373.6.H analyze and critique 130.373.6.I engineering notebook