In March, the Kindergarten of the European School Munich dealt with the famous French pianist, composer and music educator Camille Saint-Saëns. The children not only studied his work "The Carnival of the Animals", they also used the music as an opportunity to look at the human organ through which one can hear music in the first place: The ear.
The school doctor visited the Kindergarten groups to talk to them about the ear. The children learned about the anatomy of the ear and how sounds are transmitted from the pinna to the brain. They also learned how to take care of the ear and maintain its function, for example, not to put anything in the ear and to be careful with loud music, especially when wearing headphones. They also talked about how deaf people communicate using sign language and experimented with different sounds and with sound transmission.