Sunday, April 10, 2011

First Grade Week 1 -- How Does Sound Work?

One of the central of focuses of general music in first grade in how music actually works. This week we conducted several experiments to illustrate the properties of sound waves -- their tendency to bounce, their conductive properties and the fact that they move more readily through solid objects. The point is to get the kids to think about music and sound scientifically and also to prepare them to learning how musical instruments can be classified both by how they produce sound and what kind of sound they make.

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