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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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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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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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Musical Instruments to Play

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring some music to your language arts lesson with a reading comprehension activity. Learners read an informational passage about different musical instruments before answering a series of comprehension and vocabulary questions.
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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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Spelling by Picture - Musical Instruments

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this spelling by picture-musical instruments worksheet, students use pictures to identify and spell names of musical instruments. Students spell eight words.
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Name the Instrument

For Students 2nd - 8th
Here's a word scramble activity that asks kids to identify a series of instruments and then transpose the circled letters to reveal the name of the world's oldest playable musical instrument.
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Instruments to Trace Color and Label

For Students K - 8th
Handbells and castanets. Triangles and timpani. Trumpets and trombones. As part of their study of instruments, young musicians label, trace and color the parts of seven instruments. Also included in the resource packet are tracing...
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Topic Books: Musical Instruments

For Students 2nd - 5th
In 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.
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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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Grouping Musical Instruments

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students study about musical instruments and group them into these categories: percussion, strings, woodwinds, and brass. After discussing these instruments, they independently complete the worksheet.
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May 22 - Buy a Musical Instrument Day

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that May 22 is 'Buy-a-Musical Instrument Day.' Students write whether or not they plan an instrument, how long they've been playing, and why they decided to play the instrument. If...
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Writing About Informational Text: Music and the Brain

For Students 6th Standards
Even if you've never picked up a musical instrument, chances are that music has directly impacted your mental and emotional development. Sixth graders engage in a reading activity in which they read two articles on the impact of music on...
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How Do Instruments Make Sound?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore and classify a variety of musical instruments by the way they produce sound. They create a class list of musical instruments, and identify the sounds as vibrations, striking sounds, or blowing air. Students place...
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Instruments Have a Family

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Are the instruments in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in the same family as those in George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue? Elementary musicians work on their music theory and their instrumental ear as they listen to clips of famous...
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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 learning exercise, 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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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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Wordsearch 3: Musical Instruments

For Students 3rd - 6th
For this musical instruments worksheet, students search for words in a wordsearch that represent musical instruments. Students search for 12 words.
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Musical Instruments Ð French Horn

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The French horn is a member of the brass family that is described in this informational video. The musician describes the different parts of the French horn, as well as how it is distinguished amongst other horns. What a fantastic 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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Composing Music

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students compose music with musical instruments, and write the proper notation for the songs they have created.
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Scale City — Proportions and Music in the Real World

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Masterfully mix math and music. Pupils first watch a video about the music instrument calliope on the riverboat Belle of Louisville. They then conduct an activity where they investigate how the length of the strings on a string...
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Instruments Used in Folk Music

For Students 7th - 8th
In this music worksheet, students read short excerpts about the instruments that accompany folk music songs. They write 5-10 paragraphs about the use of the banjo and mandolin in folk music and about their differences. They read...
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Wordsearch 3 – Musical Instruments

For Students 4th - 6th
In this musical instruments worksheet, students locate and circle or highlight twelve words associated with musical instruments in a word search puzzle.

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