Exploring Sound With Insects

by: Laura Robertson and John R. Meyer

Differences in insect morphology and movement during singing provide a fascinating opportunity for students to investigate insects while learning about the characteristics of sound. In the activities described here, students use a free online computer software program to explore the songs of the major singing insects and experiment with making their own sounds. Suggestions are also provided for ways to keep singing insects as classroom pets and to integrate them into other subject areas.

Level

Middle School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2010Stock # ss10_033_05_12Volume 033Issue 05

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