Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Minds On Physics, Sound and Music Module, Mission SM3 -Sound Intensity and deciBel Levels

A Minds On Physics mission is always a great follow-up to a lesson. Give this one a try once you think you have a handle on the relationships between intensity, power, energy, distance, and the deciBel rating.

Concept Builders, Waves and Sound Chapter - DeciBel Scale

Need practice with deciBels? This is the place to visit. You will find a collection of problems like those from Slide 7 of the presentation. Great practice is waiting for you.


The Calculator Pad, Sound Waves Chapter: Problem Sets SM6, SM7, and SM8

The equation for calculating the deciBel rating as described and used on Slide 8 may require that you provide yourself with additional practice. Our Calculator Pad is a great place to get it. Test your problem solving ability with one of our three problem sets.


Science Reasoning Center, Sound Waves Chapter: Sound Intensity and the DeciBel System

A Science Reasoning Center activity is a great place to sharpen your science process skills. Learn to interpret data and read graphs and draw conclusions that are supported by evidence. This activity is all about the same topic as the video.


Physics Tutorial, Sound Waves and Music Chapter: Intensity and the deciBel Scale

This video tutorial was motivated by Lesson 2 of our written tutorial The written tutorial provides a great location for a student to quickly review the key ideas.