This online exploration of sound energy and the human ear includes an activity where students formulate, justify, and evaluate a number of predictions about sound. The investigation, which is intended for two class periods, or approximately 90 minutes of instructional time, is divided into two parts--Sound Waves and Anatomy of the Human Ear. Although these activities can be conducted separately, they build on each other and connect life science and physical science when conducted sequentially.
Ideas For Use
This web-based, inquiry-driven science activity captures the power and allure of the internet for the topics of sound energy and the human ear. Web-based inquiry activities are easy to create and provide hyperlinks for easy access of targeted websites. Furthermore, they can address numerous National Science Education Standards and develop a number of multiple intelligences, including spatial and logical-mathematical.
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Nature of science and technology
|Intended User Role:||Curriculum Supervisor, Middle-Level Educator, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Classroom management, Curriculum, Educational research, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Integrating technology, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
|Requirements:||Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
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