Fourth Grade students are learning about sound and so we have come to our annual tradition of "MYOI" or "Make Your Own Instrument." Students have the assignment of constructing an instrument of their own, must be able to identify their instrument's scientific classification, and must complete written directions for the construction of their instrument.
Instruments and Written Directions are due:
Rankin – Monday, April 13th
Wright – Wednesday, April 15th
Wharton – Thursday, April 16th
Students will be given time in music class to browse information on instrument construction as well as make notes for their ideas. In addition, the following websites have wonderful ideas to assist in this project:
How to make an African Drum
Artists Helping Children
E-How videos on instrument construction
How Stuff Works
Busy Bee Kids Crafts
Making Musical Instruments on essortment.com
Family Crafts from About.com
Rhythmweb.com Homemade instruments
I hope this list is helpful! AND I can't wait to see what instruments make their way into my room in the next weeks! Good Luck!
Here are some pictures of instruments made in the past to help you get started: