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Activities Learning Focus
1. Getting the Message Learn that hearing involves sound, while understanding involves the brain.
2. Sound Communication Explore the multisensory nature of human communication and the three types of sounds: environmental, vocal, and musical.
3. Do You Hear What I Hear? Investigate and explain the characteristics of sound, such as loudness and pitch.
4. A Black Box Problem: How Do I Hear? Connect the structure of the ear with previously introduced concepts of sound and communication.
5. Too Loud, Too Close, Too Long Apply concepts and skills to solve a problem, namely reducing the risk for noise-induced hearing loss.