Do I have a snail playing a drum in my ear?

Odds are high that things will be lost in translation while explaining answers to simple questions when talking to our children. One day while home sick my daughter asked about how we hear with our ears. As I began to answer that question the conversation took a hilarious turn to the title for this post as you can see. From a kid’s perspective it must sound like we are implying there is a one snail rock band going on in their ear. Rest assured lovely kids out there this is not true. You see we all have a tunnel going into our ears and at the end of this tunnel is a round tightly stretched piece of skin that we call our “eardrum.” As sounds enter our ear it bounces off that piece of skin causing movements to pass along to our cochlea which just so happens to resemble the shape of a  snail’s shell. Once our brain receives these nerve signals we know what we are hearing. Interactive Ear Tool

 

Tiffany
Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~
Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

Tiffany

Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~ Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

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