A voice chart that’s labeled “3-5 Hallway Voice Level Chart”, with 0-4 decibel levels, with 4 at the bottom of the pyramid.
Side note: “Without a mask, when you breathe droplets travel 1.5 meters. That’s decently far. When you cough, to travels 2 meters. But when you sneeze, it can travel up to 8 meters!”

“This diagram is to give information about how loud you should be in the hallway. I want the information to be noticed so the diagram is bright and colorful. I made the diagram that way because it is information explaining how loud we are when we speak to others. The diagram also connects voice to how the air quality is affected by the droplets we emit when speaking.

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: Naja, 8th Grade

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

Subject: Math

Theme: General Place-Based Education

Type: Diagram