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Students participate in growing plants to make musical instruments. In this cross curricular music/science/social studies instructional activity, students learn about the gourd and how cultures around the world used it to make an instrument. Students plant and create gourd instruments.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars create various musical instruments out of everyday and recycled items.
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.
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.
In this musical instruments worksheet, students locate and circle or highlight twelve words associated with musical instruments in a word search puzzle.
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!
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 construct simple musical instruments. In this music lesson, students read the text Max Found Two Sticks and construct their own instruments from classroom materials.
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.
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.
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.
First graders identify different musical instruments. In this music appreciation lesson, 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.
In this inventing a musical instrument, tool and toy learning exercise, students look at all the materials they have available to them and as a team design a unique musical instrument, tool and toy.
For this spelling by picture-musical instruments worksheet, students use pictures to identify and spell names of musical instruments. Students spell eight words.
Students listen and react to recordings of Native American Instruments with each student completing a corresponding Reaction Worksheet after listening to the recordings.
Students study about musical instruments and group them into these categories: percussion, strings, woodwinds, and brass. After discussing these instruments, they independently complete the worksheet.
In this ESL vocabulary learning exercise, students unscramble names of musical instruments, then fill in blanks with the correct instruments described.
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.