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Echolocation in Action!


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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Echolocation in Action!

In this activity, learners simulate whale echolocation. Learners experience echolocation by wearing blindfolds, while another learner makes snapping noises in front of, behind, or to the side of them.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
      • Perception

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Includes assesments for student learning

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Burkholder, Frank; Watrous, Abigail; Yowell, Janet

Source Collection:

  • TeachEngineering

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Regents of the University of Colorado, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation GK-12, 0226322
  • Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
  • U.S. Department of Education

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