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Sound reflection

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When sound waves hit an obstacle, they can be reflected in a similar way to light.

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2018-04-22
When a sound wave hits a large, hard surface, sound reflection occurs:
Sound is reflected by the surface just as light is reflected by a mirror.

Information and ideas:
Reference to students' everyday world: Echo in the mountains.
Can be checked with the students in an experiment.

Relevant for teaching:
Sound/acoustics: parameters
Vibrations and waves
Illustration
Physics
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Sound; Wave (physics)
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