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July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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CH09:

Education Outreach Efforts of the Acoustical Society of America
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 7:50 PM -8:00 PM
  Author: Wendy Adams, Acoustical Society of America
970-539-6154, wendy.adams@colorado.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The Acoustical Society of America has recently been focusing effort on K-12 (note: the HS material works well for intro college students) outreach through a partnership with the Optical Society of America and AAPT/PTRA (Physics Teaching Resource Agents). This year the acoustical society has created a website with activities for students and materials for teachers at http://exploresound.org. The material addresses the science of sound including physics, music, our ears, animal bioacoustics, architectural acoustics, underwater acoustics, speech and medical acoustics. We've also put together a poster series with guidebooks and are working on an activity kit that will be freely available to teachers. All materials are research based and tested with students. In this presentation we will show the type and breadth of material that's available and where to find it.
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