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