Explore natural and artificial sources of sound in the environment and how those sounds are detected by humans and animals.
Indicators for this outcome

Identify and classify, using student-developed criteria, examples of natural and artificial sounds in their environments (e.g., classroom, school, home, playground, and community).


Relate natural and artificial sources of sounds in their environment to the ways in which those sounds are produced.


Describe examples of sounds (e.g., radio, alarm clock, fire alarm, and whistling steam kettle) that people use to meet their everyday needs.


Explain how humans and other animals use sounds for various purposes such as enjoyment, warning, navigation, annoyance, ambience, and communication.


Examine connections between music of various cultures, including First Nations and Métis, and natural sounds (e.g. water moving, bird flying, and wind blowing).


Differentiate among the types of sounds produced by various stringed, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.


Illustrate and explain how humans create and detect sounds.


Compare the characteristics of human and animal perceptions of sound, including their sense organs to detect sound and their range of hearing.


Propose structural modifications that might improve the hearing of a specific animal.


Predict and explore how sound travels from different sources to the human ear.

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