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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. Each activity is fully explained and worksheets are included.
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. Very good.
Grow a Musical Instrument
Students participate in growing plants to make musical instruments. For 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.
Energetic Musical Instruments
Students 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. Each student gives a performance on their instrument for the class.
Mix it up and engage learners in a lesson on music and physical science. Using cups, strings, guitars, and voice, the class will experiment with sound vibration and frequency. They'll use each instrument and fill out a worksheet that will help them answer questions related to the way sound travels and is heard. A really neat lesson.
Musical Instruments Part I - Woodwinds
What is the connection between sound and vibration? Learners find out as they conduct a series of experiments with instruments they create. The experiment is well explained, includes modifications for visuall and hearing impaired students, and includes items for discussion.
9 Easy to Make Musical Instruments for Kids
Students create various musical instruments out of everyday and recycled items.
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. They can then decorate and play their instruments to create a uniquely traditional African sound.
Energy Transfer in Musical Instruments
Students create unique sounds using different instruments. In this energy lesson, 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.
MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
Young scholars demonstrate knowledge of musical instruments and the families of the orchestra. They acknowledge different voice types found in opera. Students interpret emotional expressions through listening. They compose sounds to express emotions.
Playing With Your Food
Students 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!
Enjoying Latino Music
Learners view different musical instruments from around Latino world, predict what sounds instruments will make based on their appearance, listen to and evaluate music from different Latino genres orally or in writing, and make connections between music and culture.
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.
Students become familiar with the young composer through his life's story and his music. They get to make some music of their own by using musical instruments that exist both online and all around them.
Music- Found-Object Orchestra
Students construct simple musical instruments. In this music lesson, students read the text Max Found Two Sticks and construct their own instruments from classroom materials.
Primary Songs about Recycling
Students compose songs about recycling. For this ecology lesson, students use vocabulary and concepts related to recycling to generate lyrics for an original song. Students construct musical instruments out of discarded materials.
"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.
Wordsearch 3 â€“ Musical Instruments
For this musical instruments worksheet, students locate and circle or highlight twelve words associated with musical instruments in a word search puzzle.
Listen! Can You Hear the Sounds?
First graders communicate and respond to specific information they have gleaned from a narrated story about music instruments in the target language. The lesson is also meant to reinforce listening skills essential for foreign language learning.
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.