The BBC Sound effects website is a great place that you can access for free and without any logins that you can use to search for sound effects. There are over 33,000 tracks to choose from of various lengths. The effects vary in length from under 10 seconds up to an hour. The website has great search filters. You can type in what you're looking for in the search box, for example 'space', or you can click on the categories menu, the duration menu or even search by continents! A new feature is you can now create a soundscape. This is inbuilt to the website and allows you to edit and mix your sounds together. All tracks download for free as an MP3 or wav file and you can also share a link to your soundscape.
Where can I access it?
Tutorials & Lesson Ideas
1. Download sound effects for a theme they are learning about.
2. Download sound effects for a movie project.
3. Play sound effects to inspire story writing.
4. Create a soundscape around a theme or describing how someone is feeling through sounds.
5. Create a soundscape inspired by a picture of an environment. For example, a rainforest.
Examples of Work
Creating a transport themed soundscape