YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE CLASS.

You are invited to participate in an elementary or middle school science class. Your target audience include students and/or parents.
Assignment Objectives
• Develop a thorough understanding of the gross and fine anatomy of auditory system. You may pick any three systems of the auditory pathway, including the temporal bone, outer ear, middle ear, inner ear or auditory nerve
• Understand the function (physiology) one of the three systems of the auditory pathway, and how it contributes to hearing.
• Develop a thorough understanding of different pathological conditions that affect the three auditory systems of your choosing, including etiology, progression, effects on auditory function, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
• Learn how to interpret hearing test results in order to understand the effects of auditory pathology.
Assignment Criteria
Based on the outcomes above, you are expected to clearly:
• Provide a brief overview of the entire auditory system, including the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, eighth nerve, and central auditory nervous system.
• Explain the gross and fine anatomy of the three auditory pathways of your choosing.
• Explain the function (physiology) of the three auditory pathways of your choosing.
• Explain possible pathologies that can affect the three auditory pathways of your choosing, this includes etiology, progression, effects on auditory function, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
• Provide examples of how hearing is measured (audiological evaluation)
• Give examples of hearing losses that may be consistent with pathologies discussed above.
Platform/Method
How you decide to present this is up you to. Be creative as possible. This may or may not include:
• Comic book
• (Short) book
• Brochures
• Website
• Video
• Episode script (think Magic School Bus)
• Tri-fold science fair project
• Community newsletter
• Oral presentation/podcast/Ted-talk
• Infomercial for a made-up product
• Frankenstein ear vs. human ear
• Ear transplant interview
• Animal ear vs. human ear
• Art gallery show plan