What is Sound?

From the: Sound and Light Series

When you hear the roar of traffic, the bark of a dog, or your teacher’s voice, you are experiencing sound. This program uses colorful animations to explore important characteristics of sound, including intensity, loudness, pitch, and frequency. Concepts and terminology illustrated in this video include: vibrations, frequency, pitch, amplitude, volume, how sound travels, uses of sound energy, speed of sound, and how we hear sounds.

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"Using a variety of images and video clips, this 15-minute DVD and 25-page binder provide great support for an elementary level study of sound." - NSTA Recommends May 26, 2009

David Gillam
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
May 26, 2009

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Sample Video: Sound Intensity and Volume


DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC171DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592342259
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Digital Bundle

License Details
Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC171Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592343805
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