Voices in your Head (a lesson on how speakers work)



In this lesson students will build a speaker coil. When they hold the coil in their teeth and plug it into a sound source, they will hear the music in their head through bone conduction. Students will then draw a diagram of a speaker with an explaination to demonstrate their new found knowledge.

Lesson Time 2 class periods

Tooth Tunes Video
5 Minutes
Lesson Instructions
10 Minutes
Build Time
50 Minutes
20 Minutes
Class discussion
10 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will build a bone conduction speaker
  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of speakers by creating a labeled drawing and explaining how a speaker works.

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