How to raise pupils’ awareness about noise
An important concern when working with children is often to attract their attention and raise their curiosity.
How can we involve pupils in research activities and trigger their curiosity?
The treasure hunt is a well-known and popular game that is effective in triggering children's curiosity and their active involvement. While exploring an area, pupils can collect data, answer questions and learn new things. Treasure hunt is a game that applies to people of all ages and can be adapted to cover a wide range of topics. Read the story below to see an example of treasure hunts on noise.
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Noise Treasure Hunt
CitieS-Health Ljubljana Pilot
Treasure hunt entitled “Where is Max?” was organised with a group of cca. 40 pupils. Max - an imaginary puppy - ran away from home because of noise. The locations where pupils had to look for hidden questions on the topic of sound and noise were marked on the map. At each point, we measured the noise level with the help of an application on a smartphone, wrote down the data on a census sheet and discussed the results obtained.
To teach pupils about sound, noise and the impact of noise on health.
To teach pupils to collect data in a funny way.
To trigger pupils interest (as well as of their teachers and other staff members) in research in general.
To trigger their interest to participate in other project activities.