Science

Beethoven's Barometer

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Leah Nellis

Students will have made visual and numerical representations of change by making aural observations of the musical dynamics of a recorded excerpt from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, first movement. They will record the data in a bar graph and make observations about the changes and effects, which they may apply as a storytelling device.

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3-5
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Exploring the Night Sky with Van Gogh and Mozart

Posted Aug 17, 2009 by Kathy Davis

Throughout history, the night sky has been the object of much speculation, investigation and imagination by scientists and mathematicians, as well as the subject for creations and compositions by musicians and visual artists.  Mozart’s (12) “Variations on ‘Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman” and “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh will stimulate students’ interest in the art of the evening sky. 

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PK-2
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The Music of Oceans

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Sheryl Doolittle

Through this multi-sensory lesson, students are introduced to the four oceans of the world.  The use of music, art and creative movement increase the experiential learning of all students.

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PK-2
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Sounds of Music

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Rebecca Cardon

Can we hear the sounds of music?  Students will predict how well they think they can detect the dynamics of music by well known composers.  Through scientific inquiry, students will create an entry for the science fair which compares predictions with data collected by a Quacker Tracker while their musical selection is played.

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Musical Instruments and the Science of Sound

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Diane Immethun

Students are able to demonstrate the difference in pitch and dynamics that can be produced on various instruments through vibrations.

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3-5
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Earthquake Symphonies

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Rick Carreiro

Can earthquakes write music?  Using seismograms and music score sheets, students record the earth’s movements to create Earthquake Symphonies.  Students listen to and analysis the music of Beethoven’s Eroica and how it relates to the movement of the earth.

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9-12
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'Cmon - Feel the Noise!

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Heidi Doyle and Joanne Sweet

How does someone who is deaf enjoy music?  Can they hear it?  Can they make it?  Through exploring the life and music of Evelyn Glennie, students will understand that music is sound produced by vibrations, and will create their own instrument out of found objects to compose a musical score for presentation.

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PK-2
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