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Noise Pollution: Experimental measurement of sound levels and qualitative analysis (iStage 2)


We face it everyday: noise. The teaching unit ‘Noise Pollution’ aims at sentisising students for the noise level of their school environment.

For the measurement they use the microphones and apps of their smartphones and try different approaches, including Inquiry Based Learning. The students will have to design the process of their research and specify the methodology they will follow in order to establish a geographic map of the noise pollution in their area.

For this teaching unit the students should be at an age between 12 and 19 years, for certain knowledge in environmental studies, physics, maths, ICT, biology and geography are presumed.

For this teaching unit the students should be at an age between 14 and 18 years, for certain knowledge in physics, astronomy, mathematics, geometry and trigonometry is presumed.The project is taken from the brochure ‘iStage 2: Smartphones in Science Teaching’ from the topic ‘eyes’. The complete brochure can be ordered free of charge (Mail at or downloaded. It was developed by 20 teachers from 14 countries around Europe. The project was proudly supported by SAP.

Writers: Maria Dobkowska (PL), Dionysis Konstantinou (GR), Marco Nicolini (IT), Anna Maria Pavlou (CY) and Volker Smit (DE) | Publisher: Science on Stage Deutschland | License: Creative Commons

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