WONDER #2780: How Does Temperature Affect the Speed of Sound?

Question 1 of 3

Which of these does NOT affect the speed of sound, according to this Wonder?

  1. Temperature
  2. Humidity
  3. Air Pressure
  4. Pitch of the sound

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following statements is true about the speed of sound?

  1. High humidity stops sound.
  2. Sound carries much farther in warm air than in cold air.
  3. In warm air, sound travels faster than in cold air.
  4. In cold air, sound travels faster than in warm air.

Question 3 of 3

Sound waves can’t travel through ___________.

  1. water
  2. a vacuum
  3. solid objects
  4. metal

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