How do we hear sound?
Home learning focus
Learn the basics of how we hear sounds.
This lesson includes:
three videos explaining what is sound and how we hear sound
three activities to try at home
Sounds are made when objects vibrate.
The vibration makes the air around the object vibrate and the air vibrations enter your ear - you hear them as sounds.
You cannot always see the vibrations, but if something is making a sound, some part of it is always vibrating.
The following videos discuss how we hear sounds in more detail.