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Loud Sounds Coloring Sheets

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Students familiarize themselves with how to protect their hearing

Science Topics
Sound
Sense of hearing

Process Skills
Observing

Grade Level
K-2

Preparation
None

Set-Up
5-10 minutes

Activity
25 minutes

Clean-Up
10 minutes

Learning Goals
Students will be able to…

Understand different strategies for protecting their sense of hearing

Set-Up
Gather materials and print enough color sheets for everyone.

Introduce the Activity
Explain that students will be coloring pictures about how to avoid dangerous sounds. Introduce the idea that some sounds are too loud, but there are ways we can protect our ears.

Doing the Activity
Coloring

1. Ask students what they have done when they heard a loud sound.

2. Tell them there are some easy ways to protect their hearing and pass out the coloring pages.

→ Turn it down
→ Walk away
→ Protect your ears

3. Students will color all the pages.

4. Ask them when they might use the different strategies.

Explanation
Students should understand that loud sounds can damage their hearing, but they can change their own behavior to avoid hearing loss.

Key Lesson Terminology
Walk Away- move away from the source of the loud sound

Protect your Ears – wear ear protection like ear plugs or noise canceling head phones

Turn it down – turn the volume down on personal listening devices

Extensions
Visit the Explore Sound website for more Dangerous Decibels activities students can do on their own

Complete the Loud Sounds bookmark lesson.

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