Part of Lesson Plan: Hearing Tests Using Tuning Forks **
Activity Overview / Details
Review: We have learned how the ear works and done the Weber, Rinne and a gross screening.
Clean-up: collect the tuning forks.
Experiment wrap-up: Ask students to imagine what it would be like to only have one ear instead of 2. An experiment to show this is to have students stand in a circle with one student in the middle. The teacher will point to one student in the circle who will say something to the one in the middle. The center person must try to point to the one who spoke. If successful, they change spots.
Try the experiment with one ear covered and with both ears. Which allows us to identify where sound comes from? (both ears are needed).
Remind students how valuable are our ears. Take good care of them by not hurting them with loud music or noise, or poking inside with q-tips. Just clean them with a face-cloth around a finger. Enjoy your ears and value them all your life!