The Science In Music

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Science and Music


Stem to Steam 2

Sneak Peek: 

The Project: The Science in Music


Throughout the year I collaborated with teachers and students to touch on various topics that the students were studying in their homeroom classes. Topics included:
·         Properties of sound science (factors that make musical instruments make low and high sound, how instruments change pitch, and materials that aid or hinder amplification)
·         “musical” chord building—how sound waves function and how harmonies and chords are built to avoid sound wave interference (dissonance)
·         Classification of musical instruments into families, and further classification depending upon the size and relative ranges (pitch and volume) instruments can play.
·         The whys and hows of seasonal changes through songs and choreography
·         phases of the moon through songs and choreography
·         the planets in our solar system and how the planetary characteristics have been portrayed through songs, stories, and large classical works throughout history (Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, John Williams’ Star Wars, contemporary pop music and folk music from around the world.
·         Stars and constellations, and the stories about how the constellations were named, what ancient people believed about the stars, and how we see different constellations in the night sky depending on our location on earth and the time of year.

The Project within the Project  Easy as 1-2-3

Student 1-2-3 Projects:

The Concert: The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

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