ERIC Number: EJ1024144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Classroom Materials from the Acoustical Society of America
Adams, W. K.; Clark, A.; Schneider, K.
Physics Teacher, v51 n6 p348-350 Sep 2013
As part of the new education initiatives of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), an activity kit for teachers that includes a variety of lessons addressing acoustics for a range of students (K-12) has been created. The "Sound and Music Activity Kit" is free to K-12 teachers. It includes materials sufficient to teach a class of 30 students plus a USB thumb drive containing 47 research-based, interactive, student-tested lessons, laboratory exercises, several assessments, and video clips of a class using the materials. ASA has also partnered with both the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the American Association of Physics Teachers. AAPT Physics Teaching Resource Agents (PTRA) have reviewed the lessons along with members of the ASA Teacher Activity Kit Committee. Topics include basic learning goals for teaching the physics of sound with examples and applications relating to medical imaging, animal bioacoustics, physical and psychological acoustics, speech, audiology, and architectural acoustics.
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Acoustics, Elementary Secondary Education, Physics, Science Instruction, Class Activities, Music
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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