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Tips for Teachers

A Unit on Sound:

Ideas for Interdisciplinary Lessons

For Science and Music

As a final summation of the unit, students can design and make their own instruments. They should be encouraged to test the sound of their instruments and make changes to improve the sound. There are many sources of ideas on making instruments, for example, books and internet sources. Students can use these to start with. Encourage creativity!!


For a more complete unit on sound and science, with assessment rubrics, see Ed's Oasis.

This unit was awarded first prize for 4-6 grades in the Master Search Contest.

For another unit which emphasizes historical development see: "Music Inventions"

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