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Lend us your ears as Dr. I. M. Tuloud takes you into the world of Hearing and Sound.

Actively become the moving parts of an ear. Learn about sound waves, vibration and how to measure sound. Take a secret hearing test, while learning about safety and hearing loss prevention. Explore the world of communication, sign language and what it would be like to be hard of hearing/deaf. Students will participate in both a whole group presentation as well as interactive learning centers.

Highlights

  • Activities: Movement activities to demonstrate the parts of the ear and their functions, secret hearing test, introduction to sign language, experimentation with vibrations/tuning forks/hearing protection, explore assistive listening devices and design a new device
  • Cross-curricular connections

This presentation was booked as a culminating activity for the Hearing and Sound unit. My students still learned more about the unit and experienced some of the concepts I taught them in a different way. It was a very interactive presentation with a knowledgeable presenter.

Grade 3 TeacherBearspaw School

I love the way all of the outcomes for the unit are covered or at least touched upon. There are materials that most schools don't have, such as the decibel meter and the clock for the hearing impaired that give the children an opportunity to try them out. The Presenter was energetic and engaging for all. She really understands the topic and got all of us involved!

J.C., Grade 3 TeacherRainbow Creek School

I especially like the activity where students become components of the ear and they fill in vocabulary on a diagram. This teaches the parts of the ear better than I could do on my own! Having 5 stations meant that my kids were in groups of 4 and got GREAT instruction on a variety of outcomes. The booklet has built-in "sponge" activities to allow for groups finishing concepts at different times. The set -up of stations run by the presenter and volunteers frees me up to observe and to take photos.

I.D., Grade 3 TeacherLakeland RidgeSchool
  • Recognize that sound is the result of vibration; and demonstrate that the larger the vibration, the louder the sound.
  • Recognize that there are ways of measuring the loudness of sounds and that loud sounds pose a danger to the ear.
  • Recognize that pitch is the result of differences in the rate of vibration, and predict how a change in the rate of vibration will affect a sound.
  • Use sound-producing devices that the student has constructed to demonstrate methods for controlling the loudness, pitch and quality of sound produced.
  • Identify examples that show that sound can travel through a variety of materials, including solids, liquids and air, and that sound travels in all directions.
  • Describe how the human ear senses vibrations.
  • Describe changes in hearing that result from continued exposure to loud noise and from the natural process of aging.
  • Explain the role that sound plays in communication.