What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sound Uncovered is an interactive resource that teaches kids interesting facts about sound. Kids can listen to various sound phenomena, observe sound waves, create and modify audio recordings, and read descriptive articles. The tool does a fantastic job of engaging kids and sparking interest by discussing fascinating facts and everyday examples kids can relate to. Some of the activities require headphones.
What's it about?
Kids start by choosing from 15 topics in the table of contents. They can choose the first topic, the last topic, or anything in between. Most of the topics include an interactive experience followed by a "What's Going On?" article. For example, in Find the Highest Note, kids tap keys in a clockwise direction and try to identify the highest note. When they tap on the question-mark icon at the bottom of the screen, an illustrated article pops up and describes the sound phenomena.
Is it any good?
SOUND UNCOVERED is a fantastic way for kids to explore interesting phenomena related to sound. The interactive pages answer questions about sound and the brain that kids of all ages will find fascinating. Kids can test their speech-recognition skills, learn how temperature plays tricks with sound, investigate the relationship between visual and audio perception, and more. This free educational resource makes a great addition to any virtual science library.
Families can talk about...
Talk about the sound phenomena you encounter in your daily activities.
Explore the topics with kids and try the experiments together.
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, collecting data, investigation, memorization|
|Release date:||November 13, 2013|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 6.0 or later|