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#1. August 17, 2011
Today as I was driving home after playing tennis, I saw it: the huge tractor trailer parked in an empty lot near my house. Every year it returns, although I swear that each year it arrives earlier and earlier. As I drove past, I thought about the end of summer, the start of school and the coming of fall. I better get a few more beach days in, and take that hike that overlooks the ocean that I’ve been meaning to get around to. This trailer … it means that summer is ending. This trailer means that school is starting. This trailer is painted on the side with HUGE orange letters: PUMPKIN PATCH!
Tell me about the end of summer in your household. Does it mean back-to-school shopping? A last ditch family road trip? I’d love to hear your stories. Just drop on by my blog and leave a comment: http://www.barbarafeldman.com/the-end-of-summer/
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Hearing Protection
by Barbara J. Feldman
Hearing Protection Printable (** for premium members only)
Loud sounds, such as those at a concert or coming over headphones plugged into an MP3 player, can damage the inner ear and cause long-term hearing loss. Learn more about the science of sound, and how you can protect your hearing at today’s site picks.
Apple: Sound and Hearing
Learn about the science of sound, and how your ears hear. “You can hear because your ears convert the vibrations of a sound wave in the air into signals that your brain interprets as sound.” Apple’s advice is to listen responsibly by thinking about the volume of your iPod and keeping track of how long you listen to your iPod. There is also an important link at the top of the page, that answers frequently asked questions about setting a Volume Limit on your iPod or iPhone.
Published by the Oregon Health & Science University, Dangerous Decibels’ mission is to reduce “noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) through exhibits, education and research.” Can you name the top three things to do when confronted with extreme noise? Walk away, protect your ears, or turn it down! Visit the site for more tips, facts, coloring sheets, a virtual museum exhibit (find it under Exhibitry) and classroom materials.
Exploratorium: Listen: Making Sense of Sound
Explore all aspects of sound and listening, as you learn about “the physical nature of sound, the physiology of hearing, and the capacity to listen attentively.” Start with the Listening Guides (“skilled listeners share their secrets”) for multimedia presentations on listening to nature, listening to make music, and listening to solve problems. Next, click on over to the online activities which include online listening games and printable activity sheets (take a blindfolded walk or make a membranophone).
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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …
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Hearing Protection Printable
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Wikipedia Printable
Science of Sound Printable
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