Sound Energy Reading Passages | Forms of Energy Worksheets



Are you teaching about forms of energy and struggling to find print-and-go sound energy reading passages? These sound energy texts, videos, and skill pages will keep your students engaged and learning! Materials are geared toward the 2nd-4th grade classroom. Interactive digital version made for use with Google slides is also included!

Reading passages and worksheets cover sound energy, echolocation, measuring sounds, sound waves, frequency, amplitude, and vibrations. Comprehension and/ or skill pages included for each passage. Pages are easy to use with little to no prep (Telephone cup experiment pages require minimal supplies).



  • link to Google slides digital version
  • Video Posters: 2 posters with links to sound energy videos included as well as a video viewing guide to complete while watching. (One poster with links and one with QR codes)
  • Vocabulary Posters: 13 vocabulary posters to accompany lessons on sound energy. Perfect for a bulletin board or word wall. Posters include: energy, sound energy, vibration, sound wave, volume, pitch, medium, echo, echolocation, wavelength, frequency, amplitude
  • Sound Energy text: Read about sound energy and complete 10 comprehension questions.
  • “What is a Sound Wave?” text: Read about sound waves and the parts of a sound wave. Answer comprehension questions after reading.
  • “Measuring Sound” text: Read about how sound is measured in decibels. Use the chart to see the decibels of common sounds. Answer comprehension questions after reading.
  • “Echolocation” text: reading passage and comprehension questions page.
  • Vocabulary Organizer: Fill in vocabulary graphic organizer charts as students learn new words. Two charts included.
  • “Sounds Around Me” Worksheet: After learning about volume and pitch of sounds, explore sounds around you and complete the chart.
  • “Did you Know?” puzzle: Students will love learning more about sound by solving these light puzzle questions.
  • Sound Waves worksheet: Use what you have learned about sound waves to answer questions about pitch and volume. Read the sound wave diagrams.
  • Parts of a Sound Wave: Label the parts of a sound wave on the diagram.
  • Coloring Notes: Students love coloring notes! Review what you have learned with a coloring page meets graphic organizer. Three versions included for differentiation-full color poster, black/ white, or fill in the blank.
  • Project Choice Board: Extend students’ learning about sound energy with a research project. Nine research ideas included as well as a grading rubric.


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