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Students conduct a survey of noise in the study site to explore the idea that urban noise has an impact on the ecosystem and its inhabitants. They will compare bird songs and the characteristics that make them easier to hear: volume and pitch.

  • 4 activities
  • 2 class period
  • Strategies: Access prior knowledge, make predictions, use a decibel meter, map data
  • Fieldwork
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-2, HS-ESS3-6
    • Connections to geography: map coordinates

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