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This assignment will be similar to the "energy conversion technologies" peer teaching assignment completed by groups in last month.   Groups of four (maximum) will have 30 minutes to:

    A.   Explain how their sound device works using some combination of posters, PowerPoint and/or other teaching aids along with direct explanation.   You must ensure that your computer-based part of the presentation can run in room 209 without glitches, so things run more smoothly this time. It is best if your computer files be stored on your h:/drive on the school network.

    B.   Run some student learning activities during which each student will be an active, engaged partipant rather than a passive observer. (crossword puzzle? quiz game?)

    C.   Incorporate some creative or performance aspect into your presentation.   This is a mandatory element of the presentation this time.   Discuss with the teacher IN ADVANCE OF THE PRESENTATION whether or not your plans including something "creative."   ie: showing a youtube.com clip or running a Jeopardy! game is NOT creative.

   

Schedule For Period 4 Grade 11 Physics Sound Presentations

 

Monday, December 6:           1.    Tessa, Jenny, Ashley, Paige  (Auto-tune)

                                              2.     Kenny (Seismic waves)

                                             3.    Dustin (CDs)

Tuesday, December 7:          4.   Olivia’s group (deaf culture)

                                           6.    Mark, Kelvin (sonic weapons)

Wednesday, December 8:     7.    Matt, Kurtis, Chris, Alex   (SONAR / RADAR)

                                                8.    Karly, Tim Chantal  (Recording studio operations)


 
          

Possible topics include:
  1. Ultrasound in medical imaging (ie: during pregnancy) and therapeutic uses (applying ultrasound waves to a injured tendon or to arthritic joints)
  2. Sonar/Radar
  3. Seismic waves (earthquakes)
  4. Cochlear implants (a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf)
  5. Music hall acoustics
  6. Deaf culture - sign language etc.
  7. Auto-tune
  8. Recording studio processes
  9. X-rays (include hard and soft x-rays for use on hard and soft tissue)
  10. Audiology as a career
  11. Noise reducing devices to prevent hearing loss, such as noise-cancelling headphones
  12. electronics instruments and sound (synthesizers)
  13. reproduction of sound, in CD's or other technology
  14. music composition on the computer, using appropriate software
  15. sound harmonics as used in symphony orchestras, compositions
  16. a specific group of instruments such as percussion, woodwind, brass...
  17. any other topic you can think of



HERE IS SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF THE PEER TEACHING PROJECT:

  • VISUAL / DISPLAY / EXPLANATION:
    This will focus on providing information on the technical aspects of the type of sound technolgy and may include a labelled poster, model or a labelled computer-generated diagram projected onto a screen using the LCD projector.  This visual display is intended to accompany a brief discussion involving "how the technology works".   No reading of length passages from prepared notes or from PowerPoint presentations will be allowed.   I am looking for clear "teacher" voices and a seamless delivery between group members.   This is best accomplished if everyone has excellent knowledge of their subject.
       
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY:
    I am looking for a learning activity which will engage and invovle every student in their learning about your sound topic.   An activity which is fun and entertaining is always well received.

  • CREATIVE / PERFORMANCE ASPECT:
    The group will spend 5 - 10 minutes "in performance", showing an example of the sound technolgy, explaining how it works and what it sounds like.   Another type of creative endeavour could also be used.