In this activity children will investigate different types of sound and determine which could be used as the new sound for modern quiet cars.
Electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles are inherently quiet. The sound of the tyres on the road is noisier than the engine and this could prove lethal at slow speeds for pedestrians and cyclists. This has sparked a debate over how cars should sound in the future and will determine how different cities could sound in 10 or 20 years.
Children will investigate different types of sound and determine which could be used as the new sound for modern quiet cars.
- that there are alternative fuels to petrol-driven cars
- that there are many types of sound
Children will learn:
- that it is difficult to hear sounds the further you are from the source
- to design an investigation to find a suitable sound for the task
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.