Two Ears are Better Than One: Sound Localization

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Description

This activity (9th activity on the page) about hearing demonstrates to learners the importance of having two ears. A blindfolded learner tries to identify the distance of another individual while listening for their name using one or both ears. This activity page includes a link to background information about the ear and hearing.

Quick Guide

  • Preparation Time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Learning Time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Estimated materials cost: 1 cent - $1 per group of students
  • Age Range: Ages 6 - 18
  • Resource Type: Activity
  • Language: English

Materials List (per group of students)

Subjects

Informal Category

  • Outdoor Activity

Subjects

  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • hear
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
Other

By

Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.

Rights

All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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