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Sounds Like Science- Jamboree

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students 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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Homemade Instruments

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students make musical instruments from household items to study sound. In this sound and music lesson, students use household items to create musical instruments. Students study the sound created by their instruments.
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Musical Instruments: Part II

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
String together how instruments produce sound. Using pieces of string, learners find ways to create sound. They investigate changes to the string and the effect of adding a cup. Finally, pupils experiment by changing the way to create...
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Designing Musical Instruments

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students examine musical instruments as main part of the study of sound energy. In this designing instruments lesson plan, students focus on the elements of an instrument that cause sound to be created and design a unique musical...
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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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String Instruments and Pitch

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students make predictions and explore how pitch is altered in string instruments. In this acoustic science instructional activity, students learn the types and parts of string instruments and create their own. They listen to classical...
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Metallic Sounds

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students differentiate between metallic and non-metallic sounds. For this music lesson, students listen to the audio clip of "March" and march in time with the music. Students identify the metallic sounds in the music piece. Students...
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9 Easy to Make Musical Instruments for Kids

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create various musical instruments out of everyday and recycled items.
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Arts and Engineering Activity Packet: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Art and science sometimes go hand in hand. A set of four activities for learners in grades 3-5 teaches engineering concepts as part of art projects. Class members build homemade robots, elastic puppets, musical instruments, and...
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Weather Instrument Data Information

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this science worksheet, students are given the task of recording weather information twice daily using the homemade weather instruments.
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Punctuation Theater

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Break out the slide whistles, triangles, and tambourines. It's time for a punctuation lesson. This richly detailed plan is loaded with ideas and activities for using rhythm instruments to accent the punctuation in folk tales. A great way...
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Strum Along

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students engage in a lesson which takes something constructed by the class, that would be normally classified as just sound, then work together to make what can be perceived to be music. Students construct a basic stringed instrument...
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Science of Sound- Music Sandwich

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the science of sound. In this music lesson, students create sound and vibration by constructing a "music sandwich." Students use craft sticks, an elastic band, and a drinking straw to create the musical instrument.
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When I Was Young In Appalachia

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils comapre and contrast the lifestyles of the people of the Applachian region with their own community through in-class discussions, creative projects, hands-on activities, food preservation, homemade remedies, home construction, and...
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Primary Songs about Recycling

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students compose songs about recycling. In this ecology lesson, students use vocabulary and concepts related to recycling to generate lyrics for an original song. Students construct musical instruments out of discarded materials.
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Our Class Band

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students play percussion instruments that have been divided into four groups and perform to 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm'. For this percussion performance lesson, students identify percussion instruments divided into four categories....
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Weather Instrument Data Chart 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this science worksheet, students look for the data that is needed to fill in the graphic organizer. The prefixes are given that are needed to sort the information as it is collected.
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Sound Sensation

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this craft worksheet, students make a shaker instrument with two paper bowls and some rice, beans or pennies. The instructions are directed toward adults who will help the students make the homemade musical instrument.
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Creating a Caring Community of Learners

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders watch a PowerPoint presentation about creating a caring environment for their child care center. In groups, they make their own visual aids accompanied by music to create their own song. To end the lesson, they present...
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The Working Tools of Insects

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
The animal kingdom is full of interesting organisms that have unique ways of surviving. Children read about different insects that have special tools for building homes and protecting themselves. When finished, learners identify the main...
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Galvanometers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct their own galvanometer. In this physics lesson, students explain how it is used to detect electric current. They conduct an experiment to measure how much electricity flows through the circuit.
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Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Down-Syndrome on the Drums!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
To learn about various topics and improve their social skills, learners with special needs play along with music on drums and other sound objects. Teachers take digital pictures of the students participation and use them to make bulletin...
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Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore Folk Music in Iowa. For this folk music lesson, students discuss different types of folk music and how it relates to life in Iowa. They take the tune of a song and write their own lyrics to describe their life. 
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Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study sound waves and vibrations. They sing a silly round in three parts.

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