Energy - All About Sounds
Sounds can be high pitched, low pitched, loud or, as in the picture, quiet.

Energy - All About Sounds

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You know a lot already about energy but did you know that sound is made by energy? You know how we hear sounds. Not all sounds are the same, of course. Some sounds are loud and some are soft. Sounds have different pitches. Some are high and some are low. Musical instruments can play different notes. Let’s find out a bit more about pitches, loudness and sounds.

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John works at an airport. He has to wear ear protectors on his head. Why does John wear ear protectors?
So he can listen to music
Because the engines on the planes are very loud
So he can hear instructions
Because the engines on the plane are silent
John works quite near the planes, so it is very loud
The referee is showing a player the yellow card. The referee is making a high-pitched sound. What does the referee use to make the high-pitched sound?
A recorder
A whistle
A tin can
A card
When you are playing games at school does your teacher have a whistle?
This man is playing a tin whistle. A tin whistle makes a ____ _______ sound.
Very soft
Low pitched
Very deep
High pitched
The tin whistle is sometimes called a penny whistle
This man is shouting. The sound he makes is very ____ .
Why do people not like shouting?
Tommy is playing notes on the piano keyboard. Some notes are high-pitched, and some notes are low-pitched.

Where on the piano are the high-pitched keys?
At the right-hand end of the keyboard
At the left-hand end of the keyboard
Under the pedals
On top of the piano
Can you play notes on a piano?
Antonio is an opera singer. He can sing very low, deep notes. Low notes are:
Low pitched
High pitched
Low pitched sounds are called bass (sounds like base)
Natasha is an opera singer. She can sing very high notes. Very high notes are:
High pitched
Low pitched
Who is the best singer you know?
Adam was watching television. His Mom asked him to turn the sound down. Adam used this button on the remote to turn the sound down.

What do we call loudness?
Adam turned the sound down. Did he press the + (plus) or the - (minus) sign?
This musical instrument looks like a massive violin. It can play very low-pitched notes. It is called a:
Double bass
You can play the double bass by plucking the strings or using a bow
Anna is whispering to Maria. Anna’s voice is very _____.
Do you whisper to your friends?
Author:  David Bland

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