Exploring Sound & Music  





Overview of Exploring Sound & Music

In the first part of the unit, the youth explore the relationship between frequency of vibration and the pitch of different sound-making devices including Rubber Band Guitars, Tubetars, Glass Tube Instruments, Straw Flutes, Maracas and Rainsticks. Then the harmonic scale is explored using a tuned set of chimes. At the conclusion of this section, everyone is encouraged to use their musical instruments to create a performance.

In the second part of the unit, the youth explore how sounds are transmitted through solids, liquids and gases. They make different kinds of telephones to transmit sound and to explore how sound is amplified. Finally, they examine sounds in the environment and role-play a city council meeting to decide a noise pollution issue.




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