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Essential Questions:

  1. Where is sound in our environment?
  2. How can we represent sounds that are in our environment?
  3. How do animals create sound to communicate?
  4. How can we view and distinguish sounds?
  5. How is sound like waves? How do animals echolocate?
  6. How does an animal’s environment affect the frequency of sound they use?
  7. How does sound travel in different environments?
  8. What sounds do whales use to communicate? How do they hear sounds? (matching sounds with animals, download pictures and sounds, comparison and contrast of animal hollers(calls), chants and work songs to human styles of music)
  9. What are the reasons that animals use sounds? attraction and defense, listen to sounds and identify what it is used for, analyze various animals songs – identifying patterns, repetitions, phrases, analyze and compare oral and aural communication, compare animal and human usage of sound and communication)
  10. How is human and dolphin communication similar? (bats and dolphins)
  11. What are some careers in BioMusic? (Profile BioMusic scientists work and establish how to become BioMusicologist)