Science In Your Ear



Science in Your Ear

lets students use their computer -- along with its microphone, headphones, and speakers -- to experiment with sound waves, hearing, and music. Science in Your Ear includes a collection of preset simulations and hands-on experiments that make it easy to use right "out-of-the box." In addition, Science in Your Ear is a scientific tool that encourages students to ask their own questions and pursue their own experiments.  

  Sound waves on your mind? Try Science in Your Ear! How do sound waves and hearing work? Click into the virtual science lab of Science in Your Ear and find out.

Science in Your Ear uses the computer and its microphone, headphone, and speakers to let students explore sound through hands-on experiments and simulations. The easy, out-of-the-box experiments are done both on and off screen using students' own voices, ears, and musical instruments. The software displays the sounds, helps chart data, and provides graphing tools, all of which can then be pasted into students' electronic notebooks.

Science in Your Ear offers each student a personal learning experience that combines real-world experiments with the technology to analyze data. Education research suggests that students learn more effectively with this kind of involved learning. Science in Your Ear also allows teachers to easily access student progress through the notebook and printing features.

Features and Benefits

- It's hands-on. Science in Your Ear enables students to design and carry out their own experiments using displays and tools.

- It encourages students to explore. Students pose and explore their own problems in both hands-on and simulated experiment environments.

- Data organization made easy. Students can paste data, graphs, and graphics into their electronic notebook.

- It's easy to evaluate. The electronic lab notebook provides teachers with an ideal tool for authentic assessment.  

Original CD System Requirements

Macintosh® Product Information:

System Compatibility:

  • 68030 required (LC III or greater)
  • System 7.1 or greater
  • 13" or larger color display (640 x 480, 256 color)
  • 8MB RAM
  • Hard disk
  • Microphone required
  • Headphones and speakers recommended
  • Double-speed CD-ROM drive (required for the CD-ROM version only)

Windows® Product Information:

System Compatibility:

  • 486 or higher
  • Microsoft® Windows® 3.1 or higher
  • 256-color SVGA display
  • 8MB RAM
  • Windows-compatible mouse
  • Sound Blaster compatible sound card
  • Microphone and speakers required
  • Headphones recommended
  • Double-speed CD-ROM drive (required for the CD-ROM version only)

Note: Disk and CD-ROM versions of this product are the same. To operate the CD version, just load it and run it from the hard drive.

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