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Age Range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Measuring noise

Measuring the amount of noise produced by different activities.

In this activity learners will measure noise produced by a range of activities using a sound meter to help them understand how noise is measured and that high noise levels can damage our hearing.

This activity could be used as a main lesson activity to teach learners about sound, as part of a scheme of learning covering sound waves and how sound is generated or as part of a wider topic area covering health and safety considerations in the workshop.

You will need:

  • Sound meters (or smart phones with sound meter apps)
  • Calculator
  • Graph paper (for extension activity)
  • Tape measure (for extension activity)

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