Hearing
Feb 20, 2007
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Hearing Links Title
Cut away view of the earAt Neuroscience for Kids you can explore and experiment with your hearing. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bigear.html

Travel Inside the Ear with this video from National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/video/travel_vid.htm

PinnaUse your brain as you watch this animated demonstration from KidsHealth showing How the Ear Works. This is also available en espanol
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/ear_SW.html

How do other animals hear? Do they hear the same things that humans do? Expand your knowledge at these websites from Scientific American Calls of the Wild ( Grades 5-8)
Bats and Echolocations
http://www.pbs.org/saf/1308/teaching/teaching.htm

Flies and Stereo
http://www.pbs.org/saf/1308/teaching/teaching2.htm

Spider Sounds
http://www.pbs.org/saf/1308/teaching/teaching4.htm

WhisperContinue your tour of hearing by trying these student activities...
How do I hear?
http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/hearing/activities/lesson4.htm

Do you hear what I hear?
http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/hearing/activities/lesson3.htm

How small is a hair cell? Make a guess then watch this video... http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/hearing/activities/hair-cell.htm

Sound Wave and the EarThinkquest explores the 5 Senses, including Hearing
http://library.thinkquest.org/3750/hear/hear.html
Cutaway of the EarThe Franklin Institute Online is another great stop along the road to understanding hearing. http://sln.fi.edu/qa98/me1/me1.html
Don't miss: Parts of the Ear http://www.fi.edu/pieces/dukerich/music/earparts.html
and
The auditory Pathway http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow2/apr99/auditorypath.html
Question Marks  What is ear wax for? http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/noflash/body/
yuckystuff/earwax/js.index.html#
Get out your Slinky and explore The Science of Sound ...
http://www.fi.edu/pieces/dukerich/sound/soundscience.html

Hardhat and earphones
Review these tips about how to PROTECT YOUR EARS:

  • How loud is too loud? http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/ruler.asp
  • Auditory Damage http://sun.science.wayne.edu/~wpoff/cor/sen/heardamg.html
Links for Teachers
 Brush up on Sound and Hearing at HyperPhysics fom Georgia State University.

Teaching Guides to lessons about hearing:
Grades 3 – 6: I Love What I Hear!
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/teachers/DefaultPage.htm

Middle School: How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears
Teacher's guide http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/hearing/guide/guide_toc.htm

Dog Ear
Amazing Animal Senses http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/amaze.html

Lessons about Sound waves http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/sound/soundtoc.html

Ear clipartLessons from Neuroscience for Kids about the Senses:

Sense of Hearing http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chhearing.html
Complete Lesson Plans on Hearing http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/hearing.html
Experiments for all the senses http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chsense.html
Interactive Word Search puzzle... http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/java/searchear.html

WISE EARS!, a public health campaign to protect against noise-induced hearing loss: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/wise/.


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