Welcome to the Teacher Toolkit!
Noisy Planet’s Teacher Toolkit will help you teach preteens about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. It provides easy-to-use resources and step-by-step instructions for fun activities.
This toolkit builds on the success of classroom presentations conducted by the Noisy Planet team at schools within the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and offers key resources and tools to teachers, school nurses, and other educators across the country.
Start here by downloading Teacher Toolkit instructions.
Noisy Planet Presentation
Download this sample presentation and script to guide you through the Noisy Planet classroom activities.
Noisy Planet Student Activity Videos and Instructions
These four training videos show the activities included in the presentation. Instructions provide in-depth descriptions of each activity, including the required equipment, number of student volunteers needed, and the estimated time for each activity.
Tuning Fork Demonstration Video
How We Hear Demonstration Video
Hair Cell Demonstration Video
Blow Dryer Demonstration Video
Download or Order Free Resources
Find additional free Noisy Planet educational resources to download, print, and order. These resources can be used before, during, or after presentations, and can be shared with families to reinforce key messages.
When It's Loud, Protect Your Hearing: Sound Advice for Young Ears
Resource for kids that explains how noise can damage their hearing, prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, how loud is too loud, and types of hearing protectors. Kids can test their new knowledge with a crossword puzzle included in the publication.Download PDFOrder Print Copy
How Loud Is Too Loud?
Learn how sound is measured, what sounds are too loud, how to protect your hearing, and how to teach kids about healthy hearing habits.Download PDFOrder Print Copy
How Does Noise Damage Your Hearing?
Learn about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), how you hear, causes and signs of NIHL, and how you can help kids protect their hearing.Download PDFOrder Print Copy
Hearing Protectors for a Noisy Planet
Learn when to use hearing protectors, how to help children use hearing protectors, and what to know about different types of hearing protection.Download PDFOrder Print Copy
How Loud is Too Loud? Bookmark
Find out how loud is too loud.Download PDFOrder Print Copy
How Loud Is Too Loud? Poster
A poster that presents the decibel levels of various electronic devices, vehicles, machinery, and conversations, and discusses ways to protect your hearing.Download PDFOrder Print Copy
Sounds Are All Around Poster
A poster that discusses why and how to protect your hearing.Download PDFOrder Print Copy