Let’s make some noise! Design, engineer, and create your own fantastical musical instruments during this one-of-a-kind instrument-making lab.
Students will design and engineer their own stringed instrument while they make connections between design, form, and function. Using a variety of containers and rubber bands, students will investigate what happens to sound using different size resonating chambers (shoe boxes, oatmeal canisters, plastic containers).
Students will invent their own instruments as they experiment with tension, tuning, and other observations. Finally, they will explore the music they can perform with their homemade instruments.
Engineering Design: K – 2 – ETS1: (SEP): Constructing and Designing Solutions
Disciplinary Core Idea: ETS1 A – C: Developing Possible Solutions
Common Core Standards:
Mathematics MP.2: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively
Mathematics MP.5: Use Tools Appropriately
IL State Standards:
Music Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
Music Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
Materials per student:
Available for booking:
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am | 9:30 am | 10:30 am | 11:30 am | 12:30 pm | or 1:30 pm
Labs can be delivered on the school’s preferred video conferencing platform.
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