Musical Instruments Teacher Resources
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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 56 Views 139 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 67 Views 82 Downloads
Sound engineers investigate the structural design of a musical instrument, the recorder. They work in collaborative groups to choose an instrument to build out of everyday craft materials. It must be able to repeat a three-note sequence at least three times.
3rd - 12th Science 50 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 27 Views 92 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 57 Views 91 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 17 Views 80 Downloads
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.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 16 Downloads
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.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 74 Downloads
Musical Instrument Families
Using graphics, and an easy-to-understand format, this resource outlines the different kinds of instruments and their characteristics. This presentation could be used as an introduction to instruments for students getting ready to practice in an orchestra, or as an in-class exploration.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 51 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 63 Views 88 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 37 Downloads
Rubber Band Banza
Third graders review ideas about sound and vibration to make their own stringed instrument. They review what a pictograph and bar graph are. Pupils conduct a survey within the classroom to choose the four favorite string instruments and the four least favorite string instruments.
3rd Math 5 Views 43 Downloads
Let's Make Noise
Musical instruments and the sounds they make are the focus of this lesson. First, your young musicians brainstorm a list of instruments on the board. Then, they attempt to describe the sound, or "pitch" each one makes and to tell how the instrument makes that sound.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Energy Transfer in Musical Instruments
Students create unique sounds using different instruments. In this energy 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 5 Views 66 Downloads
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!
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 6 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
Instruments From Around the World
How much does the environment affect how and what man creates? Children explore the effect of the environment on primitive man as they research raw materials from a specific location. They use their findings to write a short essay about man and the environment and then they make a replica of a tribal instrument from the past.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable