The Cochlea

With all its folds and inner workings, the ear is an extraordinary thing. Take a tour through the anatomy of the ear to get a glimpse of how all the parts works Learners watch as an animation demonstrates how humans hear. The demonstration shows the structure of the cochlea and how it processes sound.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video as a three-dimensional demonstration of hearing
  • Post the video on a class site for pupils to use as a resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Previous exposure to the vocabulary related to the ear is helpful
Pros
  • Lets pupils play and replay parts of the animation to gain a better understanding of the process
  • Includes a transcript of the lesson to support note taking
Cons
  • None