The sounds during my day – a record
Record template for entering the noises heard during the day with a distinction between disturbing and undisturbing noise situations.
Music, for example, is a wanted sound that we can regulate according to our wishes but that may in many cases be regarded as annoying and disturbing by other people. Noise from a construction site falls into the category of noise we do not want to hear.
Information and ideas:
Students should consciously experience the sounds they are confronted with during a day and enter them in a table. By keeping a written record, they recognize which sounds were “wanted” and which were “unwanted”. This can lead into a discussion of how to define noise.
Relevant for teaching:
Noise: causes, effect, protection
Noise consumption and leisure-time activities