From Elephant ears to the first sound a human baby hears, this vibrant book reveals the variety of ways animals hear. Readers find out how fish hear, what echolocation means, and dozens of other important facts as they compare their ears to those of other creatures.
You Can't Smell a Flower With Your Ear!: All About Your 5 Senses
By Joanna Cole Demco Media Inc., 1994
ISBN: 0606068953 Ages: 6-10
Cole's lively text, with examples drawn from daily life, presents some quite complicated scientific information about how the five senses work. Smith's line-and-watercolor cartoons add to the fun even as they help explain the physiology. There are simple diagrams of the eye, ear, nose, and tongue, and explanations about how nerves “like wires” carry messages to the brain. Experiments encourage kids to “try this” and discover, for example, how the sense of taste gets a lot of help from the sense of smell. Words like molecules are no longer intimidating when they describe how the smell of pizza enters your nostrils. [Hazel Rochman. From Booklist.]
The Ear and Hearing
By Steve Parker Franklin Watts; Revised edition, 1991
ISBN: 0531246019 Ages: 9-12
Examines the anatomy of the ear, how the ear receives sounds and transfers them to the brain, how to protect our hearing, and current developments in hearing aids and surgery.
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses
By Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen (Illustrator) Scholastic Paperbacks, 2001
ISBN: 0590446983 Ages: 5-10
When Ms. Frizzle drives away from school before receiving an important message, Mr. Wilde, the new assistant principal, hops behind the wheel of the Magic School Bus to catch her. The class jumps aboard, too, knowing full well that only the Friz can handle the bus. When Mr. Wilde flips a mysterious switch, the vehicle shrinks and lands in a police officer's eye, then a child's ear, a dog's nose, and, finally, Ms. Frizzle's mouth as she eats pizza with her mother (“We'd been chewed out by teachers before, but this was ridiculous”). The format is comfortably familiar with text boxes and dialogue balloons complementing the story. Degen's illustrations are just as exciting and exacting as usual. Another fun, fact-filled adventure in the series. [Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY. School Library Journal, 1999.]
Sounds Interesting: The Science of Accoustics (Experiment!)
By David Darling Silver Burdett Pr, 1991
ISBN: 0875184774 Ages: 9-12
Demonstrates the principles of sound and the science of acoustics through a variety of experiments.