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Title: Decibel Dilemma

URL: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/science-ed/2005/decibel.pdf

Abstract: After students read the EHP article "Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World" they will track sound exposures over the course of a day. Students will graph their own data as well as the class data to better understand statistical concepts (mean and normal distribution) and then make a preliminary judgment about whether or not they are at risk for hearing loss. Students are also asked to analyze potential problems with the methods used in collecting the data.

Source: Environmental Health Perspectives

Date of Publication: April 2005

Resource Type: Classroom Lessons

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