Human Ear Anatomy and Hearing - Biology and Physics Lesson Package

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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Human Ear Anatomy and Hearing. This lesson package has both physics as well as biology elements. The main focus of the lesson is to provide information about the anatomical features of the ear which allow us to perceive sound. There are 5 videos embedded right into the lesson as well as one website which links to an online hearing test. Simply view the lesson in slideshow mode and click the video/activity image. The video will automatically open in your browser. The videos are embedded on my site so that I can keep them updated and replace them if needed.

**Please note I have two other versions of this lesson that may be more suitable for your grade/subject.

1) This version not only focusses on the anatomy of the ear and how it allows us to hear but also on the causes of hearing loss, specifically among teens. It also goes into detail about protecting your hearing, frequency perception among animals, teen hearing stats, and sound intensity. It contains 24 slides as well as 10 videos. This lesson can be found BY CLICKING HERE.**

2) This lesson is more suitable for K-8 classes as it contains less detail and more basic terms. This lesson can be found BY CLICKING HERE.**

The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), a student worksheet with answers and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint. The lesson also contains 10 videos embedded into the slides. I have used this lesson in my own classroom with great success.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint

- The student version of the PowerPoint

- 5 embedded videos

- 1 online hearing activity

- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:

- Hearing Tests

- The Human Ear

- Outer, Middle and Inner Ear

- Semicircular Canals and Balance

- Hearing Aids

Buyer Comment: "Life saver! From an Itinerant/Classroom Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing"

If you are interested in a really engaging and simply to use lab station activity to go along with your lesson,please CLICK HERE to learn more.

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

I also have a range assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store.Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

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Total Pages
13 for each version
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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