What Makes Different Sounds? by Lawrence F. Lowery


What Makes Different Sounds? by Lawrence F. Lowery

On their walk home from school, twins Jane and Jim explore why sounds can be startling (like sirens), soothing (like music), or mysterious (like eerie creaking in an empty house). By coming along, young readers of What Makes Different Sounds? can learn as the twins do. They'll be introduced to the roles vibration, pitch, and volume play in how rustles, rumbles, and rat-a-tat-tats are made and transferred to their own ears. What Makes Different Sounds? is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of sound, animals, plants, and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each edition is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.

About the Author

Lawrence F. Lowery taught in the Oakland, California, public schools before becoming a professor of science education at the University of California, Berkeley. He has more than 40 years' experience creating science activities and programs, developing curricula, and writing articles and books, including NSTA Press's recent publication The Everyday Science Sourcebook, Revised 2nd Edition.

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32 pages


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Publication date

15th July 2010



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