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Hands-on Activity

Let's Hear It For the Ears!

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Summary
In this activity, students will explore the nature of human hearing by attempting to determine the location of coins dropping at different locations in a room. Then, they will design a hearing device to increase their sound-locating success.
Overview
Topic: Sound, hearing, and the human body
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of human ears and how they receive sound.
  • An exploration of scientific design and models.
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of the benefits and limitations of the structure of the human ear. They will gain an understanding of the scientific design process.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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