Room Acoustics Enhancement
By placing a combination of absorptive and diffusive panels at key points in the room, sonic control and imaging can be greatly enhanced. This activity introduces your class to decimals, ratio, proportion, percent and fractions without the boring theoretical math by designing your acoustic house. Penetrate their minds by applying the methods to real life situations as you teach instead of after you teach basics. Learn about Areas and Perimeter while designing your own dream acoustic home. Students must use their logical thinking skills to analyze sizes of common household rooms with acoustics enhancements.
Lesson 1 - Measurement and Proportion
Students will discover scale and how to find the actual size of an item through the use of scale. By designing sound absorption plank, cube, angle, and tube. What is a scale? How is used on a map? Look at a map. What is the scale? What does this mean? You will want to look at several maps.
Lesson 2 - How do you Find Area (Materials Graph paper and Best Home Plans)
Students will be able to discover the formulas for area of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles and trapezoids.
Lesson 3 - Finding the Area and Volume of each rooms in a House (BHP)
Calculate the volume of concrete needed for an entire house. Calculate the Reverberation Time (RT) for each room in a house (See Appendix 3)
Lesson 4 - Designing your Home (See Appendix 5)
Students will design their home.
Best Home Plans Graph paper
Students can share their home designs with the class. What makes theirs special?