Name That Noise: Can You Hear?

  • Kindergarten
  • Science
  • 70 minutes
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September 22, 2015
by Sanayya Sohail

Can you hear me? In this lesson, your students will learn about their sense of hearing. Show them how frustrating it is to not understand sounds by lip-reading a paragraph.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe their sense of sound. Students will gain an appreciation for their sense of sound.

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Lesson

Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Lip read a paragraph from a storybook, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
  • Ask your students what they heard.
  • Read the paragraph out loud this time, and ask your students what they heard.
  • After your students tell you what they heard, explain to them that our sense of sound lets us hear things that we would not be able to hear clearly otherwise.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Ask your students to come up with sounds they hear everyday. Have them make the sound both silently and then out loud.
  • List the sounds on the board.
  • Discuss what life would be like without those sounds. Potential questions include: How would we know that a car is coming without sound?

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Ask your students to complete the Sense of Hearing worksheet with a partner.

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Ask your students to complete the Hear worksheet.
  • Have them draw and color something they hear at the zoo on their Hear worksheets.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Ask your students to list and draw ten sounds that they hear on the playground.
  • Support: Ask your students to pair up with a partner. Direct the first student to make a sound and the second student to guess it. Tell them to switch roles after every sound. For example, if the first student makes the sound in the first turn, then the second student should make it in the second turn.

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Ask your students to complete the Five Senses: Hearing worksheet.
  • Collect the worksheet for grading.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Put the names of different animals and objects that have a sound on index cards. Create a card for each student.
  • Ask each student to draw a card and make the sound of that animal or object.
  • You can include examples such as a cow, tiger, lion, cat, dog, car engine, rooster, rabbit, etc. on the cards.

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