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Sound Travels

We have begun our new unit "Sound Travels".  It will be an 8 week inquiry into how sound and music are used to represent people’s feelings, ideas and cultures.

Our lines of inquiry are:
How sounds are created and heard. 
The different forms of music across cultures.
Music and sound are used to express images, feelings, and thoughts.

Trying different instruments.

This week we began our formative week of inquiry to find out what the children know about sound and music. We viewed a website ( that provided information about various instrument groupings such as woodwind, strings, and percussion.  The website allowed the children to see an image of the instrument and hear it play alone and within an orchestra.  The children loved the low sounds of the double bass and the tuba.  

"This music makes me want to
dance with a King."
As the children listened to the various instruments play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", they tapped to the beat.  This led to the children wanting to listen to different types of music.  They found that some music made them want to dance and other music made them feel sad. Their favourite music was spooky sounding.

The children have expressed interest in learning to make their own instruments.


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