The Human Ear

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Our The Human Ear Lesson Plan digs deep into the anatomy of the human ear.  This informative lesson enables students to identify the parts of the human ear and explain how the ear functions in order for humans to understand sound.  The concepts of sound and sound waves are reiterated in this hands-on lesson, which also leverages physical activity to demonstrate dizziness and explore the ear’s role in maintaining our equilibrium.

The Human Ear Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about the human ear (Outer Ear, Inner Ear, Middle Ear and Soundwaves)
  • Human ear parts worksheet
  • Homework Assignment/Quiz
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Our The Human Ear Lesson Plan digs deep into the anatomy of the human ear.  This informative lesson enables students to identify the parts of the human ear and explain how the ear functions in order for humans to understand sound.  The concepts of sound and sound waves are reiterated in this hands-on lesson, which also leverages physical activity to demonstrate dizziness and explore the ear’s role in maintaining our equilibrium.

Classroom Procedure Sample Snippet:

  1. Give a blank sheet of paper, or scrap paper, to every student. Ask students to sit and remain as quiet as possible for five minutes.
  2. Tell students to write down every sound they can hear, even if they do not know it’s source, tell them to describe it and to tell the direction it is coming from.
  3. After five minutes, allow students to share some of their responses. Many sounds will be repeated, but if there are some that are unusual, ask students to remain quite again to see if the same sound can be heard again.
  4. Ask: Why are you able to hear the sounds, even though some of them are far away? Are certain sounds easier to hear depending on its direction?
  5. Allow for responses and discussion, leading to: Sound waves are traveling and reaching the ears of the students.
  6. Next, allow students to stand in an area where they will not bump into each other. Tell students to spin in a circle several times and ask them to stop. Ask how many of them are dizzy.
  7. Ask: Why do you become dizzy after spinning in a circle?
  8. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask: Do you think your ears have anything to do with being dizzy? Allow for responses.

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Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Science

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03/28/2018
Cassie M.
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Excellent material

Excellent material. My daughter learned so much about the workings of the ear. Very thorough and fun.