in this activity, a class or group of students create several soundscapes to gain a greater appreciation of how background sound differs from one geographical setting to another.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • understand that background sound differs from one geographical setting to another
  • understand that each area of coastline will have its own particular ‘sound signature’
  • be able to explain that sound could therefore be used as a navigational cue, for example, for crab larvae to find their way to the reef.

Download the Word file for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • instructions on what you need and what to do
  • discussion questions
  • extension ideas.
    Published 10 May 2011