Science & Music Lessons
Explore the connections between science and music with hands-on experiments. Visualize sound, build your own instruments, and more!
Lesson 1: What is Sound
What is sound and how does it travel? How can you hear your friend's voice from far away? Let's take a look!
Lesson 2: Sound Travels through Solids, Liquids & Gases
Learn about three states of matter and how sound moves differently through each one.
Lesson 3: How Does a Flute Work?
Make your own simple flute out of a water bottle and learn how flutes produce sound and change pitch.
Lesson 4: Make a Glass Xylophone
Make your own glass xylophone and explore how sound travels through a liquid and a solid.
Lesson 5: Instrument Classification
Learn how musical instruments are categorized into families and explore the similarities and differences among them.
Lesson 6: Make Your Own Guitar!
Make your own box guitar and learn how stringed instruments create sound!
Lesson 7: Double Reed Instruments
Make your own double-reed instrument and learn the names of double-reed instruments in the Orchestra!
Lesson 8: See the Effects of Sound
Create a tool to help visually observe the effects of sound waves on a surface.
Lesson 9: The Effect of Sound on Water
Use a tuning fork to observe how sound vibrations can move liquids.
Lesson 10: Sound Reflection
Explore and hypothesize how sound reflects and is absorbed with simple experiments!
Lesson 11: Echolocation, Sonar & Ultrasound
Learn about echolocation, sonar and ultrasound to understand how sound and soundwaves are found around us!
Lesson 12: Make Your Own Phone!
Apply your understanding of how sound travels to make your own telephone!
Lesson 13: Sound Movement with a Chladni Plate
Watch an experiment with a Chladni plate then create your own to see how sound moves!