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The ear worksheet

Overall rating 4 out of 54 (26 ratings)

Last updated 08 December 2013, created 28 June 2006, viewed 47,615

A diagram of the ear with a cloze passage and open question section together with starter questions to get pupils thinking about the importance of hearing and sound. Includes a differentiated worksteet with the words for the clze passage

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Some good stuff here. A few criticisms, though - as noted by artemishunter111 below, the ear bones (the delightfully-named ossicles) are in the middle ear, not the inner ear. That's pretty important when we're teaching about the anatomy of our ears, I think? 'Some common sounds are ___' is intriguingly open to interpretation. Are... loud? Are... squawking and talking? 'Sound waves are vibrating ___' looks like it's looking for the answer 'air', but we've just been talking about how sound can also travel through liquids and solids. I'd be fascinated to know what kind of answers Year 8 kids come up with for 'Why does the ear pick up sound waves instead of light waves?'

from Oolong, 08 December 2013
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Very helpful

from erumhusain, 04 October 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Absolutely Fantastic!!!! Very much useful....Excellent work!

from Dahsuur, 28 March 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Not 100% sure, but aren't the ear bones in the middle ear? It says they are in the inner ear here...

from artemishunter111, 13 March 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Great resource thank you very much!

from eohare675, 06 February 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5
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