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Jacqueline Firster

Design a Musical Instrument out of Recyclables (At Home)

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Music, Home Learning, STEAM

Student Instructions

PLAN: • Sketch and label your design ideas on a piece of paper. • Think about what materials you could use. (Suggested Materials: cardboard rolls, dried rice or beans, plastic bottles cups, paper clips, coins, rubber bands, small boxes, spoons, tape, scissors) • Label your sketch with the materials that you will need. DESIGN: • Build your instrument. • Test your design. - Does it make the sound you were trying for? - Make improvements if needed. - Create a variety of instruments if you can. PLAY: • Play your instrument to a song you already know. OR Compose a new song? • Create a new dance to go with the song. REFLECT: In this seesaw ACTIVITY... • Click add • Upload a photo of your new instrument • Record mic answers to the following questions - Which materials made the best sounds? - What improvements did you need to make? Use your instrument to create a music video!