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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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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 students getting ready to...
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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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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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Inventing a Musical Instrument, a Tool And a Toy

For Students 5th - 7th
In this inventing a musical instrument, tool and toy worksheet, students look at all the materials they have available to them and as a team design a unique musical instrument, tool and toy.
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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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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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Let's Make Noise

For Teachers 2nd
Musical instruments and the sounds they make are the focus of this lesson plan. 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...
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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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Sound Game

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Get those little ears out and ready to listen to play a game! Youngsters listen to a variety of instruments, and then determine whether the instruments are made of wood or metal. This game is interactive with fun sounds. 
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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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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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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 Musical Instruments

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify different musical instruments.  For 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...
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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. In this music recognition instructional activity, students identify different portions of music within the same song as either A or B. The students listen to specific songs and then...
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Making a Rainstick

For Teachers K - 4th
Students construct a rainstick. In this music instructional activity, 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...
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Sounds Like Science- Jamboree

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Learners explore sound, pitch, volume, frequency, and musical notes. In this homemade instrument instructional activity, students use materials such as jars, buckets, strings, rackets, rubber bands, and bottles to create their own unique...
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Sounds Like Science-Kazoo

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students demonstrate how energy is used to make a sound. In this sound lesson, students construct a kazoo from a comb and identify how a sound is made by using force.
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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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Music from the Silk Roads

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore different types of musical instruments. In this musical instrument lesson, students create a replica of a sheng. Students utilize this instrument to understand different types of breathing used in different sounds....
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Spelling by Picture - Musical Instruments

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this spelling by picture-musical instruments activity, students use pictures to identify and spell names of musical instruments. Students spell eight words.
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Which Instrument is Your Favorite To Listen To?: Graph

For Students 1st
In this favorite instrument bar graph worksheet, students will ask their classmates which is their favorite to listen to: drums, guitar, flute, piano, saxophone, or trumpet? Then students will record the responses to complete the graph.