How ultrasound scanners work

Doctors and vets use ultrasound scanners to check on human and animal babies before they are born, using sound waves to look inside the mother’s tummy. This explanation text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic Animals including humans and biological systems, explains how these amazing scanners work.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Animals including humans
How ultrasound scanners work

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