Physics in Concert

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What do physicists and musicians have in common? A lot more than you might think. After first viewing a slide show presentation and completing a series of skills practice worksheets on the physics of light, sound, and electricity, young engineers work in small groups designing the concert experience of a lifetime!

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the included slide show presentation to supplement the content presented in your textbooks
  • After completing the activity, have groups present their concerts to the rest of the class
  • Allow students to complete the skills practice worksheets with a partner or small group, facilitating discussion about the concepts involved
Classroom Considerations
  • Based on the behavior of your class, decide whether or not to allow them the privilege of choosing their own groups for the activity
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  • Includes all supporting materials required for the activity
  • Notes are provided that support teachers with delivering the slide show presentation
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  • Answer keys are provided for the skills practice exercises
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