Ideas for Activities and Games with the VR1.0 USB Voice Recorder

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Nature sounds

Give a child the USB voice recorder and record animal and bird sounds.

At home and look through a nature book to identify the animals and birds you heard.

Or go to the zoo or a farm and record the animal sounds and add to a sound collection on your computer.

Inside Sounds

Give a child the USB voice recorder and record different sounds they hear inside the house (ie. running water, kettle boiling, someone typing on a computer keyboard).

Play it back later on and have someone else guess what they recorded.

Weather sounds

Give a child the USB voice recorder and record the sounds of the weather on different days together (i.e. the rain, the wind, thunder).

Add to a sound collection on your computer.

Look up the weather on the internet, find out the windspeed, the humidity level, and amount of rainfall recorded that day.

Presto, you just got yourself a real life fun-filled geography lesson!

Next time you’re out and you hear the wind blowing, try and guess the wind speed based on the pitch of the wind.

Later on, check the news to see if you were right! Record the results over a few days into a digital scrapbook (on computer).

Journey sounds

Record different parts of a long journey (i.e. the traffic sounds, train sounds).

Add to a sound collection on your computer.

Try and play a game to guess what speed the vehicles were travelling at, and listen for the changes in pitch with changes in speed.

For older children, you can even study related physics topics like the Doppler effect, etc.

Make a travel log

Whilst on a trip, let your child make a recording at different locations of what they are doing, what they can see, what they can smell, their thoughts and feelings. Have them transcribe it into a blog or diary as an assignment. Let them add pictures, videos, etc., and add it to their own blog to make it an exciting assignment.

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