Community Soundscapes

Acoustic surveys aren't limited to the rainforest or performing arts venues. The final lesson of three has scholars design their own acoustic surveys of a local habitat. Options include natural, urban, and even the school environment. After analysis, they share their data through a story map or other digital means.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm with the class about different design ideas, such as a group of people recording at the same time in different places, a group of people recording in the same place at different times, etc.
  • Encourage scholars to record their GPS locations for accurate location results
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies heavily on knowledge from the first two lessons in the series
Pros

  • Offers ideas for multiple ways to design the survey
  • Lists free software suggestions
  • Provides a tutorial for Audacity
Cons

  • None