Today, we used guided drawing to discuss what we have learned so far about percussion instruments. What 3D shapes do you see? What faces are part of that shape? How can we draw a tambourine, xylophone or drum? What is inside these instruments? (Air). What happens when we tap them? It creates a vibration and sound.
Students have explored sound with water glasses and colour, played with the xylophone and cut pipes of different lengths. So how, then, could we create a concrete task for students that would have them able to represent the ordering of the different lengths?
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