Title: Vibrations of Sound
Students will learn what sound waves look like as they produce high and low sounds, loud and soft sounds, and noise using a website on sound waves. They will explore how vibrations produce sound through hands-on exploration using rulers, cups, and rubber bands. They will then see visual representation of sound waves using Audacity recording software.
Standard(s): [AED] MU (1) 15: Describe how vibrations produce musical sounds.
Title: Music from Across America
In this unit of five lessons, from EDSITEment, students listen to a variety of popular, traditional and ethnic American music--from the evocative sounds of Native American drumming to the lively sounds of zydeco music from Louisiana. To develop their listening skills, students use worksheets to record their impressions about the music they hear. In addition to learning about musical instruments and the geographic and cultural context of music, students are encouraged to think about and express their personal responses to music.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 8: Collect information from a variety of digital sources.