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Students will create musical instruments to demonstrate how sound can be made in a variety of ways.
This activity will allow students to create instruments from materials provided by the teacher or found in and around their homes. They will make and play instruments of their choice. They will also learn and be able to tell how each of the instruments in their band creates sound. Get ready for a few interesting class periods.
3-Understand science concepts and principles
4-Communicate effectively using science language and reasoning
Invitation to Learn:
How did musical instruments get started? Who made the first musical instruments? What kinds of musical instruments could you make from materials in your home? What kinds of musical instruments could you make from the materials in the classroom?
Create a classroom orchestra/band from all groups.
Have students create a "One Man Band."
Create instruments similar to those being studied in the social studies curriculum
Travel to other classes to perform songs.
The following rubric could be used or adapted for grading this activity.
|Student set up demonstration correctly.||5||4||3||2||1|
|Student's journal showed understanding in writing.||5||4||3||2||1|
|Student's journal showed understanding with pictures/drawings.||5||4||3||2||1|
|Student's journal showed evidence of self-learning.||5||4||3||2||1|
|Oral report activity.||5||4||3||2||1|
This lesson is part of the Sixth Grade Science Teacher Resource Book (TRB3) http://www.usoe.org/curr/science/core/6th/TRB6/. The TRB3 is designed to be your textbook in teaching science curriculum to your students. This book covers all the objectives of each standard and benchmark. If taught efficiently, a student should do well on the End-of-Level (CRT) tests. The TRB3 is designed for teachers who know very little about science, as well as for teachers who have a broad understanding of science.