Skip to main content

How sound is made (PPT)

Overall rating 4 out of 54.3 (7 ratings)

Last updated 24 September 2014, created 18 January 2012, viewed 19,905

A PowerPoint (PPT) on how Sound is made, ideally aimed at Year 5. Explains about vibration and how a sound travels through the air, plus a few tasks along the way and discussion points. Simple start to the topic if you're unsure how sound is made. Please review/comment so I can amend it to make More…it better in the future. EDIT - SMLeigh is correct, on slide four you will need to discuss the ear drum. My apologies!

Downloads and web links

Need help viewing resource files?


Reviews (7)

Please provide a rating.

Add a review
Comment Report or delete comment Rating

Very useful resource!

from swadgirl, 24 September 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

What about the ear drum making the tiny bones in the ear vibrate to send a message to the brain? Slide 4 is incorrect.

from SMLeigh, 12 March 2014
(report comment) 2 out of 5


from smithhelen, 03 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

I wish I had found this at the start of my topic. Very helpful. Thankyou

from clarehugo, 17 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Last slide - speed of sound should be 343 metres (not miles) per second. Otherwise a very 'sound' resource LOL

from elspethchristie, 13 March 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5
More reviews… Report a problem with this resource

Contributed by

TheBombadillo"s avatarTheBombadillo

Specialist subjects
English, Science, Other Subject
This user has contributed 10 resources which have been viewed 45,403 times.
Most popular resources by this author