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Throughout our lives we are surrounded by sounds in our environment. Our ability to hear plays an essential part in our everyday existence. Students should develop an understanding of the role technology plays in personal and social decisions. If we are to meet these goals we need to integrate aspects of responsible behavior toward hearing health into the middle school science curriculum along with concepts of the science of sound (NRC 1996). To accomplish this task, the authors developed two science circus activities on the physics of sound followed by others on the biology of sound.