Soundscape Saturation

Can scientists listen to the environmental sounds and tell how healthy or unnatural the surroundings are? The second lesson in a 3-part series has scholars listen to the sounds from four different landscapes in Borneo. Through discussion and more in-depth information, they learn to analyze the sounds through graphs and trend data.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Listen to recordings of sounds from other natural and urban areas to discuss
  • Discuss other experimental designs: increased recording time, changing the recording location, different recording devices, etc.
Classroom Considerations
  • Some learners may benefit from listening through headphones to improve audio clarity
  • Includes answer keys for each worksheet and audio clip section
  • Provides discussion questions
  • Ends with a simple case study
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