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K-1: The Senses

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, MS, Michael Vu, MS, Delinda Mock, BA, Christopher Burnett, BA, and Nancy Moreno, PhD.

6. What Made This Sound?

Procedure: Part 3 (cont.)

6. What Made This Sound?

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To extend the lesson, show a picture of a zoo. Ask students to think about sounds they have heard at the zoo, and then share those sounds with the class.

Group the class into teams of four students, and provide a different “sound setting” image (collected during setup) to each group. Each image should depict a scene or location where many different sounds can be heard. Explain to students that they will create sounds to accompany their pictures. Allow time for them to brainstorm and practice their sounds. 

Have each group share its sounds with the class, without identifying their setting. After each presentation, ask the other groups to guess where the sounds might be heard. After several attempts, have the presenting group show its image to the rest of the class.

Close by reminding students that all or their senses are controlled by the brain.

Have students write one or two sentences about what they learned about sound from this activity.

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