A voice chart diagram in the shape of a flower. Labeled “Stay Safe!, with 5 petals of a flower illustrating decibel levels 0 -5.

This diagram was created as a flower because the design would grab the attention of little kids. The petals present the order of loudness expected of kids during the school day. I placed the decibels (dB) per level on the t-shirts of the little people in the diagram to try to reduce intimidation. The decibel values are also in order from least to greatest.

The is an adaptation of a voice level chart that students use at the Boggs School to manage the loudness of their voice. The original chart has a range from 0 to 4 with description included. Students explored voice level and the connection to air quality by attempting to incorporate decibels (dB) and droplet spread, with or without masks. This exploration allowed students to share what they learned about contributing to clear air in a pandemic in a non-threatening way. I hope you find it helpful!

By: Adoria, 8th Grade

Teacher: Charlene Jones, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit

Subject: Math

Theme: General Place-Based Education

Type: Diagram