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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 lesson, students use materials such as jars, buckets, strings, rackets, rubber bands, and bottles to create their own unique instrument....
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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 lesson, students learn the types and parts of string instruments and create their own. They listen to classical music and identify...
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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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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 plan, 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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Exploring The Families of Instruments

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students identify the families of instruments. In this music instructional activity, students use the Microsoft Musical Instruments program to demonstrate the families of instruments. Students construct homemade instruments using various...
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The Percussion Family of Orchestra Instruments

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners identify a variety of percussion instruments by sight and sound. They access the TrackStar website, conduct research on "The Percussion Family of Orchestra Instruments" section of the website, and answer discussion questions on...
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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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Kazoo

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Children are naturally interested in musical instruments because they enjoy rhythm and sounds. An early exposure to instruments can enhance a child's knowledge, interest, and appreciation of music. Increase your young learners' knowledge...
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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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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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Activity Plan Mixed Ages: Tin Pan Tambourines

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars pick up the rhythm. In this sensory awareness lesson plan, students create homemade tambourines and play them. Young scholars may make other homemade instruments as well.
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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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Metallic Sounds

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students differentiate between metallic and non-metallic sounds. In 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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Our Class Band

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils play percussion instruments that have been divided into four groups and perform to 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm'. In this percussion performance lesson, students identify percussion instruments divided into four categories. Pupils...
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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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A Drumming Party

For Teachers K
Students create homemade instruments. In this music instructional activity, students use a large container with a lid and create drumming sounds. Students decorate their homemade "drum" with paint, foil, and feathers.
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Weather Instrument Data Chart 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this science worksheet, high schoolers 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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Reason for Rhythm

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine percussive music. In this music lesson plan, 6th graders examine various types of percussive music and instrument. Students create their own world rhythm instruments.
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Primary Songs about Recycling

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students compose songs about recycling. In this ecology activity, 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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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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Make a Band

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this music instructional activity, students look around the room and at home and draw pictures of their ideas for homemade band instruments.
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Science of Sound- Music Sandwich

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

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