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Mystery Noises


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    University of Washington

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Mystery Noises

In this game (4th activity on the page) about hearing, learners test their ability to identify various sounds without looking. Suggestions for the sounds include shaking coins, tearing paper, and bouncing a ball. The educator can make the sounds or learners can take turns producing the noises. This activity page includes a link to background information about the ear and hearing.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Objects for making sound effects like pennies/coins, chalkboard erasers, pencil/pen, book, paper/foil, stapler, ball, etc.

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Chudler, Ph.D., Eric H.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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