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Middle ear section

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Graphic with detailed labeling:
Section view of human ear with the individual parts of the middle ear.

English, German
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2018-04-22
The middle ear is formed by an air-filled cavity lined with mucous membrane and consists mainly of the tympanic cavity and the Eustachian tube.
The tympanic cavity contains the ossicles “malleus”, “incus” and “stapes”.
These are joined together loosely and can move so that, with their help, vibrations from the eardrum can be picked up and transmitted to the inner ear.

Information and ideas:
Can be used in worksheet, worked on together via digital projector, as an overhead transparency.

Relevant for teaching:
The human body
Structure and function of a sensory organ
Illustration
Biology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Anatomy (human); Ear
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