Amazing Sound

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This interesting book introduces children to the concepts of vibration, echo, and sound waves as well as how sound travels through the air, water, ground, and even walls.! Amazing photographs show how your voice travels through space when you talk on the telephone, and how musical instruments make sound through vibrating air, strings, and skins.
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Overview

This interesting book introduces children to the concepts of vibration, echo, and sound waves as well as how sound travels through the air, water, ground, and even walls.! Amazing photographs show how your voice travels through space when you talk on the telephone, and how musical instruments make sound through vibrating air, strings, and skins.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "Amazing Science" series, this book uses stunning photos and easy language to tell a beginner the physics of sound. Starting in space, Hewitt explains that the moon is quiet because there is no air. "Sound is made by moving air," she writes inaccurately. While this explanation works for most of the book, she runs into trouble when talking about whales. So, she backtracks a bit and writes: "Sound needs something to travel through. It travels through air, water, the ground and even walls." Why couldn't she have said that at the beginning? While this is jarring to me, early readers are still likely to go away with a better understanding of sound than they had to start with. They learn about loud and quiet, low and high, how sound travels, and echoes. Each page has a "Your Turn!" feature, which invites readers to investigate more. On the section discussing size and shape of ears, Hewitt writes: "Cup your hand around your ear to make it bigger. Do you hear better now?" As with the rest of the series, the backmatter includes an easy hands-on experiment, a glossary, and an index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778736295
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Amazing Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,351,552
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Amazing sound     6
Vibrations     8
Ears     10
Loud and quiet     12
Low and high     14
Big and small     16
Traveling sound     18
Near and far     20
Echoes     22
Music     24
Sending sound     26
Sound in action     28
Glossary     30
Index     32
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