Take a Listening Walk

1 10 2010

Take a listening walk to discover interesting sounds around you.  Do you know if your steps make an echo?  Does it ever seem like the dogs in the neighborhood are talking to each other? How many different types of birds can you hear?

Scientists have to be like detectives, carefully looking for clues. Practice the art of careful observation by quietly walking with your family and discussing what you hear.

Try this fun project on your next walk, so you do not forget all the wonderful sights and sounds. Place an interesting stick or leaf under a piece of paper and lightly color over in with a crayon. Hold the paper up against a tree and color on the paper, so you can see the texture of the bark.

I made this while taking a listening walk around the Museum.




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