Materials List: Absorbing Airplane Noise!

Each group needs

  • computer, laptop or tablet
  • Design a Building Worksheet per student
  • A variety of textile materials for students to build their buildings. (Note: give groups unlimited access to each, but they will not be using all materials at once.)
    • cardboard
    • construction paper
    • felt
    • a variety of recycled materials that are consumable
  • different kinds of tape (Scotch, duct, painters)
  • glue (Elmer’s, school, or white)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • meter stick
  • scissors
  • poster paper

For the entire class to share:

  • markers
  • sound app (for example, "Decibel Meter" or a similar app found in the Apple Store or on Google Play for free on teacher’s phone, on the computer, or an actual sound meter)
  • a way to make a loud sound (for example, using cymbals or dropping a large book)
  • (optional) play money, such as Monopoly money
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/uof-2624-absorbing-airplane-noise-activity