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Make an ear trumpet

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Instructions for making a paper ear trumpet.

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2015-12-04
A funnel collects and amplifies sound in the hearing process. This can be easily tested with a homemade paper ear trumpet.

Information and ideas:
PLEASE NOTE: Never shout into someone’s ear through the ear trumpet; this can injure the inner ear.
The students can find out which animals have large funnel-shaped ears in order to hear better.

Relevant for teaching:
Hearing damage/hearing impairment
How hearing works
Worksheet (printable)
Biology; Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
Grade 1 to 4; Grade 5 to 6
Elementary school
Perception (sense organ); Sense of hearing; Sense organ
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