Musical Instruments Teacher Resources
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Grow a Musical Instrument
Students participate in growing plants to make musical instruments. In this cross curricular music/science/social studies lesson, students learn about the gourd and how cultures around the world used it to make an instrument. Students plant and create gourd instruments.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 88 Downloads
Here is a complete workbook which leads children as they work through the art of making a musical instrument. The instrument made must be a percussion instrument. The workbook is incredibly thorough and does a good job of leading pupils through the steps of brainstorming, designing, acquiring materials, and actual construction of the instrument.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 48 Views 137 Downloads
Energetic Musical Instruments
Learners apply the principles and concepts associated with energy and the transfer of energy in an engineering context through the designing and making of a musical instrument. After the accomplishment of the design, students must explain the energy transfer mechanism in sufficient detail and describe how they could make their instruments better.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 15 Downloads
Energy Transfer in Musical Instruments
Students create unique sounds using different instruments. In this energy instructional activity, students read and define several vocabulary terms such as heat, energy transfer and thermal equilibrium. Students utilize several household objects to create an instrument capable of playing three distinct tones while describing how it works.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 65 Downloads
Playing With Your Food
Learners discover about the form and function of traditional musical instruments, then use this knowledge to create non-traditional instruments that replicate the sounds of traditional instruments. They use vegetables to create their instruments!
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads
Fifth graders examine musical instruments used by the indigenous people of the rainforest, and analyze how music is used in their daily lives. They create a model, using natural materials, of a musical instrument used by indigenous people of the rainforest.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 46 Downloads
Generalizing How Musical Instruments Work
Sound, vibrations, resonance, and frequency are explored as learners use music to foster scientific inquiry. They engage in three different sound experiments and follow up discussions to foster a better understanding of how musical instruments work in relation to the scientific concepts of vibration and sound frequency.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 53 Views 88 Downloads
"The First Music"
Second graders examine the history and art of music using the book "The First Music" by Dylan Pritchett. They define symphony, then listen to the book and answer story comprehension questions. Students then create a musical instrument and complete a word search.
2nd Language Arts 7 Views 76 Downloads
The Sounds of Science
Students assess the relationship between music and science by learning how various musical instruments work. They create a poster, presenting the research conducted in class that focuses on a specific musical instrument.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 69 Downloads
Grow a Musical Instrument
Music, culture, social studies, and plant growth all in one! Kids explore the various type of traditional African instruments that are made out of gourds. They then grow their own gourds and use them to create a wide variety of African style instruments.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 54 Views 73 Downloads
Identifying Musical Instruments
First graders identify different musical instruments. In this music appreciation lesson plan, 1st graders discover the different groups and sounds of instruments while learning their names as well. Students write about an instrument they like and share their thoughts with the class.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 87 Downloads
May 22 - Buy a Musical Instrument Day
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that May 22 is 'Buy-a-Musical Instrument Day.' Kids write whether or not they plan an instrument, how long they've been playing, and why they decided to play the instrument. If students don't play an instrument, they write about what instrument they would like to learn to play.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads