MHSB - 6 - Science :: Sound

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MSCERT-Sci-Grade 6


Course Content / Subtopic list:

  1. How are sounds produced?
  2. How sound is heard
  3. Propagation of sound
  4. Noise pollution

English Medium

English medium textbook

Marathi Medium

Marathi medium textbook

Lesson Plan

[Contributor - Ankita Srivastava]

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[Contibutor - Ankita Srivastava]

Lesson Plan version 1.1 PPT (How sound is produced by humans) (How we hear sound) (Noise Pollution)


[Contributor - Kripa S] (propagation of sounds in solids) (propagation of sound in liquids) (Structure of an ear)


[Contributor - Kripa S]

1. (Straw Flute)

2. Make a list of sounds you hear in your surroundings.

3. Take a rubber band. Put it around the longer side of a pencil box. Insert two pencils between the box and the stretched rubber. Now, pluck the rubber band somewhere in the middle. Do you hear any sound? Does the band vibrate?

3. Take a metal dish. Pour water in it. Strike it at its edge by a spoon. Do you hear a sound? Again strike the plate and then touch it. Can you feel the dish vibrating? Strike the dish again. Look at the surface of water. Do you see any waves there? Now hold the dish. What change do you observe on the surface of water? Can you explain the change? Is there a hint to connect sound with the vibrations of a body?

4. (roaring bottle)

[Contributor - Ankita Srivastava]

Lesson Plan version 1.1 activities

1. Take a scale and hold its one end firmly on the table with one hand. Tap the free end of the scale with the other hand. Observe.

2. Touch a bell when not in use. Now tap the bell with an iron rod and touch it when it is producing the sound. Do you feel any vibrations?

3. Take two balloons, one filled with air and the other with water. Press the balloon filled with air against your ear. Rub a finger on the balloon and listen to the sound. Repeat the same activity with water balloon.

4. Materials: Two empty paper cups, a string, and matchsticks. Procedure: Take two empty paper cups. Make a small hole at the bottom of each cup and pass the ends of a string through the holes. Tie the ends to match sticks to hold them in place. Hold one cup near your ear and ask your friend to speak in other cup.

5. Stand at the end of a big table and make a friend stand at the other end. Ask the friend to knock lightly on the table. You will hear a faint sound. Now you press your ear to the table and ask the friend to repeat the knock. What difference do you notice?

Additional Aids

[Contributor - Aditi Joglekar]

[Contributor - Ankita Srivastava]

Lesson Plan version 1.1 PPT


[Contributor - Aditi Joglekar]

Worksheets [Version 2021] (Worksheet 1) (Worksheet 2)

Answer Keys [Version 2021] (Answerkey 1) (Answerkey 2)

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