Shark – hearing with the entire body © Siemens Stiftung 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Shark – hearing with the entire body

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Graphic:
Slice image of the hearing organ (lateral-line organ) of a shark.

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2018-07-27
The shark as example of an animal that hears mainly with a part of its body surface.
Caption:
(a) pores
(b) inner canals filled with gelatinous fluid
(c) sensory cells containing the so called cilia
(d) nerves


Information and ideas:
The graphic is suitable for comparing the sensory cells in the human ear. Everyday context: methods of electroacoustic recording of sound with normal microphone and surface microphone.
Further information on the measuring method “audiometry" is available as information sheet on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.

Relevant for teaching:
Structure and function of a sensory organ
Reception of stimuli and processing of information
Senses discover the environment
Sound/acoustics: hearing range, hearing frequency limit
Illustration
Biology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Communication; Nervous system; Sense of hearing; Sound; Stimulus reception
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