Deaf Awareness Week - 1st to 7th May

This collection of resources includes activities, investigations and articles to explore the concept of sound and hearing.

Pupils investigate the range of human hearing, explore the pitch and frequency of sounds and calculate the wavelength of sounds, they also discover the causes, effects and preventative strategies related to hearing loss and develop a set of survey questions to assess the noisiest places in school.



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How We Hear

From Teachers TV, this video contains an ideas for a lesson starter suitable for lower primary children. They look at how ears are used to hear and locate sound. The short video shows two children playing hide-and-seek in the woods. Gabby is wearing earmuffs and, due to her muffled hearing, she's having difficulty...

Now Hear This (11-14)

This resource from Siemens looks at how the ear works and how sounds are converted into nervous impulses. The activities aim to develop student’s understanding of the concept of loudness and the decibel. A signal generator is used to compare loudness to frequency and to demonstrate how sound is represented in waves...

Sound Survey

Using the context of what it would be like for a child with hearing difficulties in school, children develop a set of survey questions to assess the noisiest places in school and work in small groups to survey the site and map their findings.


Ear Gongs

This 20 minute activity for primary aged pupils investigates how sound travels, using a kind of gong made from a coat hanger and some string. The gong makes a surprising and intriguing sound – but only when you have your fingers in your ears!