Education Technology

Airport Impact Study

Published on 08/30/2011

Activity Overview

Students perform a simulation to measure the sound intensity at different distances from the source of the noise, and then use the data to develop an inverse variation model.

Objectives

  • Student will perform a simulation to measure the sound intensity at different distances from the source of the noise.
  • Students will use the data to develop an inverse variation model. 
  • Students will verifying the model and use it to map safe and unsafe zones based on sound-intensity restrictions.

Vocabulary

  • inverse variation
  • direct variation

About the Lesson

This activity is based on an impact study to address the concerns of the residents of a community near an airport.