These fellas are freshman at Owensboro Innovation Academy (OIA). They visited our class to teach some of the sound standards in our 4th grade science curriculum. We were presented with a powerpoint to introduce/reintroduce the information. Then we were about to make oboes out of straws as well as harmonicas out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and straws. Making the instruments helped us understand sound concepts such as vibration and pitch.
Our next step will be to create a classroom orchestra. Mrs. Harrison CANNOT wait to hear the beautiful music our orchestra will create!
Oh...don't worry parents...I will make sure to send home all the musical instruments so your children can serenade you with beautiful music :)