Sound Pollution
by Arvind 7

A sound wave is the pattern of disturbance caused by the movement of energy travelling through a medium. There are two major types of sound waves: melodious and noise. Melodious sound waves are produced mainly by music and are soothing to the ear whereas noise is a complete disturbance to the ear. Noise is basically unwanted sound. When excess noise is produced, it is called noise pollution.

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Sparsh Authors

Young minds who contributed to Sparsh Oct 2013:

Grade 1 - Ayush and Saanvi
Grade 2 - Pranav, Eshwar, Varun, Brinda, Vedasri,
Neha, Tanishka, Shivansh, Navya, Aashvi,
Shristi and Vikram
Grade 3 - Marcela, Spurthi, Pratham and Reeti
Grade 4 - Shrinidhi, Abhinav, Meghana, Rishi, Kashvi,
Aniruddha, Nishika, Isha, Siddharth,
Meesha, Sai Charvi and Simir
Grade 5 - Advay, Shriya, Trina, Purvi, Rishi, Shreya,
Auric and Sameera
Grade 6 - Mahathi, Rishi and Lahari
Grade 7 - Prasad, Valli, Aditya, Marcus, Nikil, Akshaj,
Rishita, Ishrath, Vigasini, Jahnavi, Angiras
and Arvind.
Grade 8 - Vineel, Gautham, Shreyas and Abhinav

Some of the teachers who contributed are:

Teachers - Arshi, Ishita and Farjana

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