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.

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

When you need additional practice with feedback and opportunities for correction, our Calculator Pad is a great place to get it. Test your problem solving ability with one or more of our three problem sets.


Concept Builders, Waves and Sound Chapter - DeciBel Scale

Need practice with comparing two sounds in terms of deciBels and intensities? This is the place to visit. Great practice is waiting for you.


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.

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 page from Lesson 2 of our written tutorial provides a great introduction to the deciBel scale. Use it if you need to quickly review.