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August 05, 2023

Sounds, Ecosystems & Animal Ears…Tuning Up for Active Listening and Learning! (K-2)

Brookfield Zoo • 3300 Golf Rd. BrookfieldIL  60513 Organized by Brookfield Zoo
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Targeted to K-2 Educators From our childhood, humans are connected to ecosystems, plants, and animals through our sense of sound. Listening carefully to the world around us provides new ways to understand and harmonize with the diverse chorus of living plants and animals who inhabit our planet. When we closely observe animals, we discover that they have amazing adaptations to help them use sound to establish their territories, escape from predators, find mates, and navigate in the darkness through echolocation. Phenomenon involving animal ears and adaptations provides exciting phenomenon to spark questions, investigations, and sense-making about vibrations and sound! In this 3-hour class, participants will: -explore and practice techniques to engage students with nature through listening, collaboration, and hands-on investigations. -gain content knowledge and strategies to support student learning about how animals use hearing adaptations to survive and grow in their habitats. -discover strategies to support student investigations based on animal phenomenon, including hands on activities to explore sound wave properties. Participants will leave with effective strategies and lesson activities to support 3-dimensional, NGSS learning, as well as new ideas for leveraging Brookfield Zoo exhibits and resources to engage students in discovery and inquiry-based learning.


Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Rd. BrookfieldIL  60513

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