Can you identify the sounds in nature blindfolded?

We challenge you to get up and explore using just your ears! What will you find? Start inside. Stay silent for one minute if you can. Can you find five different sounds? How many of them are natural? Put on your shoes and head outside. What different sounds can you hear? Which of those are natural?  

We want to thank the Institute of Acoustics for their support in creating this activity. They bring together lots of different people working in acoustics, noise and vibration from across the whole country. That's a lot of people! 

Illustrated ear and sound waves on a purple background

So what is Active Science?

Get up. Get moving. Have fun with science! We've got everything you need  - resources, outcomes and delivery instructions. Increase or decrease the challenge level to suit all ages. Have fun with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and get active.


Active Science: Nature's Noise
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