Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The goal of this grant is to integrate the arts into the science curriculum. For years, the third grade team has wanted to expand our Physics of Sound unit to include constructing and playing quality musical instruments. Then we found Ross Sutter, and we knew that the activities he presented and the musical instruments he builds with students were a perfect match to fit our needs! Outcomes: Students will participate in activities using musical instruments they have constructed to enhance their understanding of the physics of sound. Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations while observing, communicating, comparing, and organizing. Phase 1 evaluation: Using Google forms students will respond to the following sample questions: What did you learn during this unit? Is there something that confuses you? Which experiment did you like best? Phase 2 sample evaluation questions: Which instrument did you enjoy making the most? Why? Which song did you learn to play most successfully? Did you enjoy sharing your instruments with the other students in the building? Explain. Which was the most challenging instrument to make? To play? Why? Classroom teachers will also complete a reflective evaluation of the artist in residence, as well as complete an evaluation of whether student outcomes were met. Phase 3: Compile results.
Students will use the creative process to build and learn to play 3 musical instruments while deepening their understanding of related science concepts. 120 students will learn a new art form or deepen their existing skills by working directly with a professional artist.
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