“This diagram is a hand representation of our Voice Level chart at The James and Grace Lee Boggs School. For younger kids who find it harder to understand the current chart, I think it would be best to have a diagram that is familiar to them and appealing. I hope this makes it easier to stay safe at school with cleaner air and less germs transmitted.” – Nova

This 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: Nova, 8th Grade

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

Subject: Math

Theme: General Place-based Education

Type: Diagram