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I Love What I Hear! Handouts

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Simple sound chart

Have students place the following common sounds into the chart below based on their estimate of each sound's noise level:

Airport, Ambulance, Cafeteria, Car Horn, Fire Siren, Heavy Traffic, Helicopter, Humming, Jet Airplane, Normal Conversation, Office Machinery, Quiet Neighborhood, School Dance (DJ), Small Party, Whispered Voice

Sound Pressure (dB)
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
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Simple sound chart answers

Sound Pressure (dB)
160 Jet Airplane (160 dB)
140 Helicopter (150 dB)
Fire Siren (140 dB)
120 Ambulance (130 dB)
School Dance (DJ) (120 dB)
100 Airport (110 dB)
Cafeteria (100 dB)
80 Heavy Traffic (90 dB)
Office Machinery (80 dB)
60 Small Party (70 dB)
Normal Conversation (60 dB)
40 Car Horn (50 dB)
Quiet Neighborhood (40 dB)
20 Humming (30 dB)
Whispered Voice (20 dB)
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Listening Walk

List the sounds that you remember below. Was each sound helpful or harmful? Necessary or unnecessary?

Sound Helpful Harmful Necessary Unnecessary

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