Monday, April 25, 2011

Observation: Sounds in a Quiet Room

So often, when speak of observation skills, we focus only on sight and neglect the remaining 4 senses.  Put your students ears to work with this exercise. 

Students will sit quietly for 5 minutes, just listening and writing down the sounds they hear.  It's amazing how much noise there is, even when things are quiet!

Any students who make intentional noises will have their grade docked accordingly. 

This is also a great activity to do outside on a nice spring (or fall) day.

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