Design of Music Instruments for a Rock Band

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Can you create a rock band? Scholars learn about the creation and transmission of sound in a hands-on STEM activity. First, they explore the transmission of sound using a tuning fork. Then, they must solve the problem of missing instruments and design their string instruments in an engineering design task. Finally, pupils evaluate other designs and determine changes to improve their own.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a music teacher to class to discuss different sounds of various instruments
  • Have learners create other instruments and compare sounds in an extension activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires materials not found in a typical classroom
Pros

  • Offers ideas for lesson extension
  • Great real-life connection engages learners
Cons

  • None