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Sound: A Question and Answer Book

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Provides an introduction to the concepts of sound waves, vibration, and energy, and presents how humans perceive and produce different sounds.
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Provides an introduction to the concepts of sound waves, vibration, and energy, and presents how humans perceive and produce different sounds.
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The chapters in this book are based on a series of questions that a kid might ask. Each chapter title poses one question and the text within the chapter is devoted to answering that question: "What is sound? If I could see sound, what would it look like? How do ears work? Why can't sound waves travel through outer space? What do sound waves do in my bedroom? What makes a sound loud or quiet? What's the difference between high pitch and low pitch? How fast do sound waves travel? Why do my friends and I have different voices? What's the difference between noise and music? What is an echo? How can I make music sound better in my bedroom?" The text is set in a large font and each page has only four or five sentences. Diagrams and colorful photographs fill the pages. The diagrams are clear and the photographs also have superimposed arrows to show sound direction and patterns. Throughout the main text words from the glossary are highlighted in a bold font. The back matter contains an index, a glossary, a short bibliography, and a section called "Fast Fact About Sound." There is also an interesting hands-on science experiment for readers to try that demonstrates how sound waves move. This book is part of Capstone Press' "Question and Answers: Physical Science" series, which includes the titles Electricity, Forces and Motion, Light, Magnetism, Sound and States of Matter. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 6 to 9.
—Sally J. K. Davies
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