Week 3: Music and Sound

In the final week of the curriculum, children will use music and instruments to expand their understanding of the science of sound. They’ll make several of their own instruments, including a rubber band guitar, maracas, and a kazoo, and use them to experiment with pitch and volume. Children will also explore the cultural and emotional dimensions of music and why it’s important to us. On the final day of the sound curriculum, children will give a concert together, playing instruments they made themselves.

 

Day 1

Day 1

This week sound explorations will focus on music and instruments. Today children will begin with an introduction to different types of instruments and experiment with rhythm.

Day 2

Day 2

Today children will continue yesterday’s explorations, learning about instruments, rhythm, and vibrations. As they did yesterday, they’ll make their own instrument. 

Day 3

Day 3

Today children explore the connection between music and feelings, investigating how different types of music, instruments, tempos, and rhythms change the character and feeling of music. 

Day 4

Day 4

Day 5

Day 5