Description : The sounds that we hear travel as sound waves. This science reader introduces students to the concept of sound waves. With easy-to-read text and detailed, vivid images, this book teaches students important scientific subjects and vocabulary terms like pitch, volume, and vibration. Aligned to state and national standards, the book contains nonfiction text features like an index, a glossary, captions, and bold font to keep students connected to the text. A hands-on science experiment helps students apply what they have learned and develops critical thinking skills.
Description : Every sound starts with a movement, like clapping your hands or plucking a string. These movements set off vibrations, which spread from one molecule to the next, traveling through air, liquids, and solids. In this book, kids will learn how sounds move and how the human body translates vibrations into sounds we can understand. Familiar examples aid comprehension, and a simple, fun experiment using common kitchen items allows kids to see the vibrations caused by sound waves. They will learn how people came to understand how sound moves, from the earliest ideas of Aristotle to modern applications in music, the military, and beyond.
Description : Waves don’t just happen in the ocean. Billions of sound waves move through the air every second. My Physical Science Library: Sound Moves teaches young readers in kindergarten to grade 2 about sound waves and how we send and receive them in order to communicate, make music, and so much more. This collection introduces a variety of science topics for early learners based on physical science NGSS standards. From motion to energy supplied by the sun, these books present complicated information in easy-to-understand language and provide kid-friendly examples. Each book includes an activity that supports further comprehension
Description : This innovative study opens up a new area in sociological and urban studies: the aural experience of the social, mediated through mobile technologies of communication. Whilst we live in a world dominated by visual epistemologies of urban experience, Michael Bull argues that it is not surprising that the Apple iPod, a sound based technology, is the first consumer cultural icon of the twenty-first century. This book, in using the example of the Apple iPod, investigates the way in which we use sound to construct key areas of our daily lives. The author argues that the Apple iPod acts as an urban Sherpa for many of its users and in doing so joins the mobile army of technologies that many of us habitually use to accompany our daily lives. Through our use of such mobile and largely sound based devices, the book demonstrates how and why the spaces of the city are being transformed right in front of our ears.
Description : Babies crying, school bells ringing, cars roaring by, the ding signaling that a new text message has arrived . . . sounds are all around us, but how are they made? And how do we hear them? Sounds are created when air vibrates, and we hear them because our ears are specially developed to funnel in and process those vibrations. Through the activities and experiments in this book, you’ll take a hands-on look at how sounds are made and how they are heard. From salt drums to xylophones and sonic booms, you’ll have fun making music and noise—and learning a little along the way!
Description : Part of a 24-book series that covers the four main branches of sciencephysical science, life science, earth and space science, and science and technology, and covers essential content standards. Students will build their scientific knowledge, increase their content vocabulary, and sharpen critical nonfiction comprehension skills. Books are 6 5/8" x 9 1/8"
Description : This extraordinary handbook was inspired by the distinctive concerns of anthropologists and others who film people in the field. The authors cover the practical, technical, and theoretical aspects of filming, from fundraising to exhibition, in lucid and complete detail—information never before assembled in one place. The first section discusses filmmaking styles and the assumptions that frequently hide unacknowledged behind them, as well as the practical and ethical issues involved in moving from fieldwork to filmmaking. The second section concisely and clearly explains the technical aspects, including how to select and use equipment, how to shoot film and video, and the reasons for choosing one or the other, and how to record sound. Finally, the third section outlines the entire process of filmmaking: preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Filled with useful illustrations and covering documentary and ethnographic filmmaking of all kinds, Cross-Cultural Filmmaking will be as essential to the anthropologist or independent documentarian on location as to the student in the classroom.