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

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

Flies and Stereo

Spider Sounds

WhisperContinue your tour of hearing by trying these student activities...
How do I hear?

Do you hear what I hear?

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
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
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/
Get out your Slinky and explore The Science of Sound ...

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!

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/.

SCIENCE WEBSITES from NSTA http://www2.nsta.org/sciencesites/default.asp?page=1&category=14&phrase=
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