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Grow a Musical Instrument

For Teachers K - 6th
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...
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Investigating Brass Instruments and Pitch

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students observe the sounds of different brass instruments in order to understand how to create different pitches. In this musical lesson, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The students discuss the...
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Musical Instrument Families

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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 learners getting ready to...
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Peter and the Wolf

For Teachers K - 4th
Peter and the Wolf is a wonderful piece that introduces learners to classical music, builds listening skills, and creates a bridge from song to imagination. Each slide shows a picture of one of the characters from the story and a group...
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Rubber Band Banza

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Exploring Instruments

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Orchestral instruments are the focus of this introductory presentation. Learners identify individual instruments on slide two and then read about the characteristics of six other instruments typically used in orchestral pieces. 
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Musical Instruments

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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The Orchestra

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Elementary listeners learn about each section in the orchestra and the sounds they make. This would be a great introduction prior to a field trip or a visit from a real orchestra. Note: The audio does not appear to work. 
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Making Music

For Teachers K - 2nd
Budding musicians engage in an exciting lesson which has them make musical instruments out of ordinary household items. By using paper plates, plastic cups, rubber bands, storage containers, and wooden spoons they make a variety of...
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Loud or soft?

For Students K - 3rd
Send this cute activity home with kids, to increase family involvement. They'll consider what would happen if rice was bounced in a tambourine, and then they'll complete a sound activity by makings an instrument out of wax paper and a...
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The Role of the Opera Orchestra

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students listen to and examine a recording of the opera Don Pasquale and study the various musical instruments in an orchestra. They discuss the difference between a symphony orchestra and an opera orchestra. Finally they play the music...
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Playing with Music

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Using instruments you provide or that they make themselves, your tiny learners dance and play along with music from around the world. You can challenge them to imitate rhythm patterns you make on a drum. Allow children to dance and...
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Acoustical Science

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore musical instruments and the pitches and tones they make. In this acoustical science lesson plan, students create their own string instruments and explore how pitch is altered.
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Let's Make Noise

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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Beyond All Strung Out

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore performing arts by completing a quiz. In this stringed instrument lesson, students identify the different instruments which belong in the family and view videos regarding their musical uses. Students take an instrument...
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Identifying the ABA Form in Music

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore a form of music known as A,B,A. For this music recognition lesson, students identify different portions of music within the same song as either A or B. The students listen to specific songs and then complete a chart...
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Making a Rainstick

For Teachers K - 4th
Students construct a rainstick. In this music lesson plan, students investigate the history of the rainstick by reading the book Bringing the Rain to the Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema. Students express their feelings about the rain and...
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Sounds Like Science- Jamboree

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students explore sound, pitch, volume, frequency, and musical notes. For this homemade instrument lesson, students use materials such as jars, buckets, strings, rackets, rubber bands, and bottles to create their own unique instrument....
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Spelling by Picture - Musical Instruments

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this spelling by picture-musical instruments learning exercise, students use pictures to identify and spell names of musical instruments. Students spell eight words.
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Music- Found-Object Orchestra

For Teachers K - 3rd
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.
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A World of Music

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate music by examining instruments.  In this music appreciation lesson, students observe photographs of many musicians and their instruments and discuss the instruments with their classmates.  Students write a paragraph...
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Learning Musical Terms

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate musical instruments and sounds by defining musical terms.  In this music appreciation lesson, students define many vocabulary words and utilize a study sheet for memorization.  Students are quizzed on the terms and...
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Instruments In Action

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read and demonstrate eight measures of four beats. In this music reading instructional activity, students read and demonstrate through movement their mastery of eight measures of four beats. Students also classify instruments.
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Topic Books: Musical Instruments

For Students 2nd - 5th
For this ESL musical instruments worksheet, students assemble the booklet and read about various musical instruments. Students then respond to 6 fill in the blank questions and 4 matching questions regarding the information they read.