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Musical Instruments

For Students 2nd - 12th
Membranophones? Aerophones? How about strings? Percussion? You need not be a music instructor to benefit from a packet of 24 worksheets that introduce aspiring musicians to the various instrument families.
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Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine the characteristics of the four families of instruments. They read an eBook, unscramble instruments and categorize them in the correct families, take a quiz, and explore the San Francisco Symphony website.
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The Ultimate Instrument!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the four instrument families of the symphony orchestra. They listen to the instruments and compare the similarities and differences of each of the four families. They design and create an instrument that belongs to...
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Instrument Families

For Teachers 4th - 5th
From the clarinet to maracas, this PowerPoint covers various instruments in the 4 instrument families: woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion. Descriptions and pictures of instruments in the four families are provided. Slides 19-22...
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Exploring the Families of Instruments

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the families of instruments. In this instrument lesson, students discuss how each instrument family makes their sound. Students then make their own instruments. Students write a paragraph about their favorite musical...
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The Orchestra: Exploring the Instruments

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils explore the instruments of the orchestra. In this music appreciation lesson plan, students discover the four families of instruments and research each of them using selected Internet sources.
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Exploring Musical Instruments of the Orchestra

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to "The William Tell Overture," identify instruments, sounds and other characteristics of the music. They compare and contrast orchestra music to large band music. Students discuss the musical composition and how the...
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Instruments from Various Cultures

For Teachers 2nd
After a review of orchestral instruments and instrument families, learners make their own. They listen to the song "Simple Gifts" and identify the instruments heard in the piece. Then they draw an instrument of their own invention,...
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Sound Production on Instruments and with the Human Voice

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study and experiment with sound production. In this sound production lesson, 4th graders discuss sound and vibrations. Students write a paragraph explaining how music is made. Students make a homemade instrument and...
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Instrument Four Corners

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore all types of instruments and their respective families. They make four signs, each with the name of one instrument family printed on it. The game begins by going to the right corner of the room when an instrument is...
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How to Play a Percussion Instrument

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work in groups or pairs and select a percussion instrument to present to the class. They use a digital camera to take pictures of the steps in the process of playing their chosen instrument. Student groups create a...
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Meet The Instruments Of The Orchestra

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students identify brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments and group them into appropriate families in this technology-based Music lesson plan for 2nd through 5th grades. Each students is required to have a handheld device or...
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Instrument families

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students brainstorm to list as many instruments as they can and try to guess which instrument family into which they fit. They research each instrument on a website and find the family, hear the sound and learn about each one.
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Families and Neighborhoods

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study family structure. In this family structure instructional activity, students read the book The Family Book and discuss families. Students create a bulletin board of family photos and draw their families on paper. Students...
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Introduction To The Orchestra

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars listen to a book, "Meet the Orchestra." They observe a PowerPoint presentation, listen to the sounds in "Peter and the Wolf" and then match illustrations of instruments to their specific sound. Students identify ...
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Music - Lesson 3 - Orchestra

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study the four families of orchestral instruments and patriotic songs in this unit of lessons.
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MUSICAL MYSTERIES

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the orchestra and identify the sounds of common musical instruments.
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Music: Instruments of the Orchestra

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify various musical instruments and explain their roles in an orchestra. Following a Powerpoint presentation, students discuss what they have discovered in small groups. Then, each groups devises four questions based on...
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Tone Color

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze music they hear. In this musical instrument lesson, 2nd graders listen to different instruments being played and identify them. Students sing songs, and the perform the actions that go with the song. Students...
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Teacher Grants: Teachnet Ready-Set-Tech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to each sound made by the four instrument families. Individually, they create their own short song using at least one of the sounds. They use the internet to research the history of the four instrument families...
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Music Appreciation:

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students list the four main families of musical instruments, name one instrument from each musical family, name three ways music is used in everyday life.
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Percussion Family Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students gain an appreciation for percussion instruments. They can identify the instruments by sight and sound and associate them with different musical styles. Using Microsoft Musical Instruments, students hear other percussion...
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The Five Senses

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Your learners engage their five senses every day without knowing it. Help them identify their experiences and extend their understanding with a month full of lessons designed for the five senses. Kids focus on a different sense every...
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Sound Production on Instruments and with the Human Voice

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders actively participate in discussions and experiments about sound production. They use correct terminology, choosing language from the basic elements of music and science.