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The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 3

Cartoon character Ted Tunes gives a news report

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Students
Grade Levels: K-8
Year: 2000
Subjects: General Science

This NASA video segment explores the speed of sound and what affects its travel. The segment is part of the NASA SCIFiles program, which features the Tree House Detectives, a group of young students who work together to solve everyday problems. In this segment the detectives and a class of students use everyday objects to experiment and determine the speed of sound. The detectives also learn that temperature and the medium through which sound travels affect the speed of sound. A visit with an acoustics specialist reveals the nature of sonic booms.

The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 3
Duration: 12 minutes 02 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 1
The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 2
The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 4
Problem-Solving Using the Scientific Method
Investigating the Properties of Sound
Following the Scientific Method: Collecting, Organizing and Analyzing Data
Our Ears and How They Work
The Effect of Sound Levels on the Human Ear
The Hearing Ability of Dogs
NASA's Anechoic Chamber for Sound Research
Experimenting With Echoes
Variables That Affect the Speed of Sound
Understanding Sonic Booms
How and Why Bats Use High-Frequency Sounds to Navigate
Demonstrating the Difference Between High- and Low-Frequency Sounds

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