Free teaching materials for AQA and OCR A2 Applied Science

Physics of performance effects

These activities contribute to the requirements for students to produce a ‘portfolio of evidence which considers how light and sound can be used in a performance and the science behind the design of a lighting and sound system in a performance you attended’ (supports AQA Unit 10).

This resource contains:

  • Sounds good. Introduction to the science of sound through Milton Keynes Theatre, and the study of acoustics at the University of Salford - STUDY SHEET 
  • Using a swept sine wave to investigate the acoustic behaviour of a room. Investigating the acoustic properties of a room - PRACTICAL SHEET 
  • Sound and light This Morning. The work of sound and lighting engineers on a television programme - STUDY SHEET 
  • Colour filters. Using transmission properties to identity colour filters - STUDY SHEET
  • Luminator. Facts about a type of spotlight - INFORMATION SHEET 
  • Venue check list. Information for collecting details of the venue chosen for the portfolio - STUDY SHEET 

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