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The Speed of Sound

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Using the Speed of Sound exhibit at the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Shawn Lani shows us how sound perception is ...

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Explore how sound perception is affected by distance. Understand that sound travels a mile in about 5 seconds and recognize that the speed of sound is slower than the speed of light.


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