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Sounds All Around (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

By Wendy Pfeffer
Collins, 1998

Ages 3 and up
ISBN: 0064451771

An early reader version for studying about sound. Simple reading, great diagrams and activities to help young learners find out about the science of sound.

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All about Sound (Rookie Read-About Science)

By Lisa Trumbauer
Children's Press, 2004

Ages 6 and up
ISBN: 0516258478

This easy to read science book shares the story of sound. Great photographs, a vocabulary picture dictionary and lots of discussion makes this is a great book for first and second graders.


Sound Waves (Energy in Action)

By Ian F. Mahaney
Rosen Classroom, 2007

Ages 8 and up
ISBN: 1404221891

Learn how sound waves work. How vibrating molecules work to allow us to hear sounds. Great science resource.

Those Amazing Musical Instruments! with CD: Your Guide to the Orchestra Through Sounds and Stories

By Genevieve Helsby
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2007

Ages 9 and up
ISBN: 1402208251

Take a look at the sound of an orchestra. What makes each family of instruments different and how do they work together to make beautiful music. Play the accompanying CD to learn more.

Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls and Songs of Whales, Elephants, and Birds (Scientists in the Field Series)


By April Pulley Sayre
Sandpiper, 2006

10 and up
ISBN: 061858546X

Scientists who study sound go out into the wild to learn about how animals use sound to hunt and communicate with one another. They use specialized equipment in their study and investigations of the animal world. Go with them through photographs and personal dialogue to learn more about sound.

A Project Guide to Sound (Physical Science Projects for Kids)

By Colleen Kessler
Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2011

Ages 10 and up
ISBN: 1584159707

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. Baby crying From salt drums to xylophones and sonic booms, you'll have fun making music and noise and learning a little along the way! Amazon.com

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