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