Anatomy of the Ear Model
Did you know that when your students are developing and using models, they are engaging in the practices of the Science and Engineering Process focused on in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?
Not only does the Nitty Gritty Science Anatomy of the Ear Model make use of the NGSS Science and Engineering Process, it also supports the following targeted performance standards from the NGSS:
• 4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
• MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
• MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.
Modeling can begin in the earliest grades, with students’ models progressing from concrete “pictures” and/or physical scale models to more abstract representations of relevant relationships in later grades. (NRC Framework, 2012, p. 58)
Along with the model activity, Nitty Gritty Science will provide the following with this download:
• Background of developing and using models in the science classroom.
• Teacher Guide (with colored photos) of building the Nitty Gritty Science models.
• Template for optional pocket to hold brochure/model key.
• Template for correct sizing of brochure and model key.
• Two options for models – one with and one without labels.
The following are featured in this model:
• Outer Ear
• Middle Ear
• Inner Ear
• Temporal Bone
• Malleus (hammer)
• Incus (anvil)
• Stapes (stirrup)
• Semicircular Canals
• Vestibular Nerve
• Cochlear Nerve
• Eustachian Tube
• Tympanic Membrane (ear drum)
• Styloid Bone
• Carotid Artery
Cliff Note Version: Product is for ONE TEACHER – Please do not distribute illegally and if using with your students in an online capacity, make sure documents are password protected.
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