Listen up! This question exploration asks: How do you hear? It explains the physics of the sense of hearing, ear anatomy and acoustics for physical science students.
This product also includes a concept comparison frame of the decibel scale, two classroom activities to try with students. First is a Line-Up, to get students out of their seats and review the main idea answer by making a human model of the outer and inner ear. The second activity is a fill-in-the-blank worksheet on ear anatomy.
The Question Exploration Routine is an instructional method that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the question exploration routine earn higher total test scores than students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the Question Exploration Routine to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2 pages. This product includes the completed question exploration guide, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in.
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: SWBAT
SC.912.P.10.20 Describe the measurable properties of waves and explain the relationships among them and how these properties change when the wave moves from one medium to another.
SC.912.L.14.50 Describe the structure of vertebrate sensory organs. Relate structure to function in vertebrate sensory systems