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The Mosquito/El Mosquito: Interactive Sound Game

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    Science Museum of Minnesota

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The Mosquito/El Mosquito: Interactive Sound Game

In this online activity, learners test their ability to hear different frequencies and compare their frequency range with the frequency range of other animals and insects. Learners can record their hearing ability and compare to other people who have visited the site. Also includes link to story about the "mosquito frequency" and activity suggestion for making sounds. This activity requires headphones or speakers.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • computer
  • speakers or headphones


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound

Informal Categories

  • Animals


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Foreign language versions of this resource:

Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Funding Sources:

  • Harman International
  • NEC Foundation of America
  • National Science Foundation


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