Elephant trumpeting © Siemens Stiftung 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Elephant trumpeting

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The trumpets of an elephant can be pretty loud! Example of loud sources of sound in nature.

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2018-07-27
Using their voice and their sense of hearing, elephants are able to communicate with each other over long distances.
Frightened elephants, elephants that are attacking something as well as elephants that are under attack all trumpet – and reach a sound level of between 85 and 90 decibels.
Such sounds enable elephants to communicate with each other over a distance of several kilometres.

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Recording to be identified by students or used for sound effects for a radio play/story.

Relevant for teaching:
Structure and function of a sensory organ
Senses discover the environment
Games to practise using the senses
Acoustic phenomena
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Elementary school; Middle/high school; Vocational training
Communication; Sense of hearing; Sound
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