This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to enable students to enquire systematically into the nature of noise, its sources and its impact on people’s lives..

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes B.

The unit was revised and republished for the CPVE edition of the project in the 1980s. Guidance for this version appears in the Tutors’ Handbook.

Section 1: What is noise?
Section 2: How noisy are your surroundings?
Section 3: How well can you hear?
Section 4: Do you sing in the bath?
Section 5: Does noise help you to concentrate?
Section 6: Noise reduction

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