Explore music and sound through challenges using the Engineering Design Process
Students learn the basics of music, sound, wave properties, types of instruments, and encryption through creative hands-on engineering challenges.
MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Students are challenged with cracking a locked safe that is only opened when certain notes are played simultaneously. Students build pan flutes based on information gained through investigating sound waves, frequency, and vibrations.
Students research different cultures throughout history and design an instrument inspired by the percussion instruments from their chosen culture of study.
Students learn simple encryption using basic encryption/decryption tools. Students then encrypt messages using music and create a device for sending and deciphering encrypted messages within sheet music.