Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts

Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
Hearing in 3D: How We Locate Sounds Using 2 Ears and a Brain—writing prompts
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A lab investigation exploring how we hear and locate the position of sounds. Designed for students and optimized for teachers, these labs will engage and fascinate students. Scaffolded writing prompts allow students of different abilities to engage with the same content. How well can you locate a sound just be listening? What is the purpose of your outer ear in hearing and locating sounds? Watch your students become scientists as they dig into these intriguing questions. 

NOTE: This is part of a bundle, Investigating Pitch, Frequency, & Wavelength—Sound & Waves Study—Writing Prompts, that can be purchased by clicking here.

By starting with the scientific phenomena, you'll be intrigued and excited to dig deeper into the why’s and how’s of each scientific concept. Beautifully illustrated and well laid out, these lab activities are easy to use from the very first page. Experiments are clearly organized and written to the student so they do not need to be pre-digested by a teacher before beginning. Helpful tips throughout the experiments and the Teacher Notes leave the reader in no doubt about how to perform or understand an experiment.

Both the teacher and the student are addressed so no additional books are needed. Engaging Science Labs are engaging activities that are useful for classroom or homeschool environments.

UK National Curriculum Key Stage 3 KS3
Phy: Waves: Sound Waves
• the speed of sound
Phy: Waves: Sound Waves
• detected by their effects on … the ear drum

Topics Addressed
• Sound takes time to travel a distance
• Our brains locate the source of a sound by interpreting the incoming sounds to our two different ears.
• Our pinnas (outer ears) play a key role in locating sounds around us.

Materials Needed
Blindfold

Other resources
Click here to see companion curricular pieces:
Sound and Waves Curricular Collection

Answer Key
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to.

Time Required
This lab activity will take about 30 minutes.

Student Sheets
• Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting

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10 pages
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30 minutes
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