Science | Ages 11-14, 14-16
In this lesson students continue their exploration of the auditory system using Google Expeditions to investigate how balance can be affected by the ear. They will discover why dizziness occurs and how different parts of the ear inform signals sent to the brain.
Expedition Prep Checklist
Download the Google Expeditions App on all devices and select the expedition Auditory system – Semi-circular canal.
Explore the expedition and locate points of interest (ampulla, lateral canal, posterior canal, superior canal).
Review the video content in the Lesson resources section to update your knowledge and develop some teaching ideas.
Students may try joining bottles together and putting water in to see how the liquid moves when tilted on different planes. They should attempt this before discussion of the ‘Why are there three different canals?’ question.