Topics to Study:
- How sound is produced
- How sounds travel
- How the ear works
- Sound waves
- Speed of Sound
- Terms: eustachian tube, auditory nerve, semicircular canals, outer eat, auditory canal, eardrum, middle ear, cochlea, hammer, inner ear, stirrup, anvil
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Bell's Telephone from the Franklin Institute.
- Hearing Sounds by Sally Hewitt.
- Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine by Monica Culling.
- Alexander Graham Bell (History Maker Bios) by Stephanie MacPherson.
- Label the parts of the ear by drawing a diagram of the ear or use the Ear worksheet.
- Paint a picture while listening to different types of music.
- Make a string telephone.
- Make your own instruments and play your own tune!
- Fill 8 bottles with water at different levels. Demonstrate how to change the sound by changing the water level. Create a simple tune by hitting the glasses with a spoon.
- Mystery Sounds: Blindfold your student. Make a variety of sounds (or use Find Sounds) and have your student guess what they are.
- Build a Human Ear Model.
- Make a list of sounds you hear in the next five minutes.
- Use as many sound words as you can in a story. (Examples: bang, crash, thud, clang, clatter, crunch, patter, pop, rustle, rumble, neigh, chirp, splash, whistle)
- Research one of these animals: bat, dolphin, whale and learn how they use echolocation. Write about what you learned.
- Alexander Bell and Sound worksheets.
- Echo and grammaphone coloring pages.
Check off your studies in The Checklist when you finish! (Page 139, 153, 161)