Construct an Underwater Microphone
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.
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.
This workshop can be held in either the school hall or school classroom.
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