Students combine a sense of curiosity with their sense of hearing to make observations about the world around them.
Head outside, be still, and listen to the sounds around you. Record the noises that you observe (both natural and artificial) as drawings on a sound map.
Noise or sound pollution refers to sounds that are annoying and disrupt activities of animals including humans. Mainly, these sounds are caused by artificial sounds like: cars/transportation engines, car horns, ambulance sirens, construction noise, and music playing. The effects on animals and humans can affect:
Reducing noise pollution helps reduce the impacts on animals including us and often results in energy conservation as many artificial sounds are caused by sources that rely on power to operate.
Have fun making sounds and learn how quieting our world also conserves energy.
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