- How is sound produced?
- Why do our ears perceive and process sound?
- What makes one instrument sound different from another?
- Sound is a combination of pitch and frequency and can be measured in waves.
- The creation of sound waves impact the timbre of all instruments and voices.
- (Supporting) Responding #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work
- (Supporting) Connecting #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
- (Priority) Connecting #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
- (Supporting) MU:Re7.1.6b Describe how the elements of music and expressive qualities relate to the structure of the pieces.
- (Supporting) MU:Cn10.1.6a Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music as developmentally appropriate.
- (Priority) MU:Cn11.16a Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life as developmentally appropriate.
What to Teach
- SWBAT define, illustrate, or apply the following terms related to sound:
- Timbre of Sound Wave
- Hertz/Hz (measurement of frequency/pitch)
- Frequency of Sound Wave (High/Low Pitch)
- Decibels/dB (measurement of amplitude/volume)
- Oscilloscope (tool for electrical measurement of sound)
- Amplitude of Sound Wave (Volume of Sound)
- Sound Wave (a chain of vibrating air molecules)
- Longitudinal Wave (type of wave, how sound travels)
- Vibration (Result of compression and rarefaction of air molecules)
- I can/SWBAT define, illustrate, or apply the following terms related to hearing:
- Outer Ear
- Middle Ear
- Auditory Canal
- Tympanic Membrane
- Inner Ear
- Nerve Fibers