Did you know cafeterias are noisy, not because students talk to
loud-they have to talk loud to hear each other-but because cafeterias are
designed to be noisy? Cafeterias tend to have few surfaces that absorb
noise, so student's voices bounce off walls, floors, and ceiling. Students
trying to talk across a table have to raise their voice so that others can
hear them above the voices of the other students and the reflected voices of
themselves and the other students. The effect of these surfaces is the
equivalent to adding several hundred people to the room.
Across the country, students are solving noise problems in schools
and classrooms. You can be the scientist who quantifies the extent of the
problem and the activist who gets parents, teachers, and principals
working to solve the problem.
How to determine if classrooms are too
to get information to write a paper on noise pollution and health?
Where to get
information to write a paper on noise pollution?