Construct an Underwater Microphone

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The aim of this engineering workshop is to give students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the construction of a hydrophone (a microphone that can be used for underwater recordings). Children will examine how hydrophones are used in the real world to study underwater sounds and hear actual recordings of marine mammal vocalisations and other underwater sounds. With visual displays, the use of a working hydrophone and underwater sound recordings students will identify what is required in order to engineer a hydrophone.

OBJECTIVES

Children will brainstorm and learn about different components of a hydrophone and the importance of each piece in order to listen to underwater sounds. Through group work, students will put into practice what they have learnt about hydrophones and construct their very own hydrophone and test its working ability in a mock set up. Throughout the engineering workshop, children’s critical thinking and problem solving abilities will be encouraged.

DURATION

90 minutes.

LOCATION

This workshop can be held in either the school hall or school classroom.

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  • ARR! Marine Litter - St. Colmcille Girls National School, March 2017

    “Very clear message given, loved the idea of where the girls decorated their own bag for life”

  • Construct an Underwater Microphone - St. Marys Boys National School, March 2017

    “Excellent, engaging with a very lively class”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - Harold Boys’ National School, November 2015

    “excellent presentation! Thank you so much for coming to our school”

  • ARR! Marine Litter - Springdale National School, March 2017

    “The class really enjoyed it. Thanks a million”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - Lusk National School, December 2015

    “very interesting workshop. Captured the children’s imagination very well”

  • ARR! Marine Litter - Scoil Mhuire, February 2017

    “very entertaining and educational. Pitched very well to class level. Very interactive and engaging”

     

  • ARR! Marine Litter - Scoil Mhuire, Howth, February 2017

    “Videos, resources and general presentation were all very effective and suitable to the age group and class”

  • ARR! Marine Litter - Scoil Chaitriona Cailini, March 2017

    “Lively and engaging presentation, very informative. Level of presentation suitably pitched for age group. Very enjoyable!”

  • ARR! Marine Litter - St. Clare’s National School, April 2017

    “Excellent workshop”

  • ARR! Marine Litter - St. Colmcille Girls National School, March 2017

    “Loraine did an excellent job. The children learned a lot. Her resources were excellent. A very worthwhile workshop”

     

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - St Mary’s Boys National School, November 2015

    “very good, confident and knowledgeable presentation”

  • Diving for Data - Lusk National School, November 2016

    “Workshop had a good flow to it, engaging, clear and precise. Enjoyable”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - St. Louis Catholic School, March 2016

    “a really enjoyable session”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - St. Philomenas Primary School, March 2016

    “Extremely happy with the workshop. Looking forward to the next one”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - Lusk National School, December 2015

    “the class really enjoyed it and were very interested – didn’t want to leave for lunch!”

  • ARR! Marine Litter - St. Mary’s Boys National School, October 2016

    “Excellent, well delivered, very engaging and friendly”

  • Construct an Underwater Microphone - Saint Maelruain’s National School, March 2017

    “Overall, a very informative and enjoyable workshop – the children really enjoyed it!” 

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - Lusk National School, December 2015

    “we really enjoyed it, thank you!”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - Thornleigh Educate Together School, November 2015

    “very interesting presentation, loved the underwater sounds”

  • Diving for Data - Lusk National School, November 2016

    “Brilliantly delivered, interesting, enthusiastic facilitator, activities the children loved”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - Glenageary Killiney National School, November 2015

    “A fantastic workshop, thank you”

  • Exploring our Oceans through Sound - Lusk National School, December 2015

    “very interesting for both teacher and students”

  • ARR! Marine Litter - St. Francis Xavier Junior School, February 2017

    “excellent, thank you”