Objective: Children will experience using their sense of hearing to help identify common sounds.‹ Return to Theme
The sense of hearing is one of our five senses. Our ears help us to gather information about our world by helping us to hear sounds. By hearing the sounds, our ears help us take in information about what is going on around us. Our brains use the sounds from both of our ears to determine the direction and distance of sounds. The sounds that we hear help us to decide whether or not to enjoy an experience.
Sound is made if something vibrates. When something moves back and forth rapidly, the air moves and makes waves. These movements are called sound waves, or vibrations. For instance, when a bell rings, the clapper inside the bell hits the side of the bell. The bell vibrates, and sound waves go through the air. The waves enter our ears, the brain starts to work, and we hear the bell ring.
These lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards ("CCSS"). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of the concepts and skills children are expected to learn and guide teachers to provide their students with opportunities to gain these important skills and foundational knowledge.
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There are currently no Common Core Standards for pre-k, but these lessons are aligned as closely as possible to capture the requirements and meet the goals of Common Core Standards. However, these lessons were neither reviewed or approved by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices or the Council of Chief State School Officers, which together are the owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards.
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