Shh… What Was That Noise? Identifying Sound Decibels

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn about sound waves and investigate their homes and schools to determine noise levels. They will use their hand held devises to measure levels of sound in various places and then solve a problem using what they have learned. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Heather Moll
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information