Waves and Music

Strike the right chord with a musical instructional activity! The teacher provides a lecture on the mechanics of a pan flute. Pupils build their own pan flutes by using straws and calculating the lengths to create a scale. After cutting the straws to an approximate length, individuals fine tune the straw to play the correct note and then show what they have learned from the activity by taking an online quiz.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge scholars to make a pan flute that is either an octave higher or lower than the one created
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the use of a tuner or a tuner app
  • Resource is one of four lessons on sound
  • Quiz may require a signup to gain access to all of its features
  • Includes video to demonstrate the process of constructing the pan flute
  • Contains teacher notes for each slide of the presentation
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