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Science of Sound

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Music Science
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Tony will be in one place all day and one classroom of students will come to him for an hour at a time.
If you have scheduling difficulty, Tony may be able to work with 2 classes at a time depending upon the class numbers.
Or, we can be flexible and work for 1.5 hours if the school schedule would benefit.
In-School Short Term Residency In-School Mini Residency for Individual classes.
Tony will be in one place all day and one classroom of students will come to him for an hour at a time.
If you have scheduling difficulty, Tony may be able to work with 2 classes at a time depending upon the class numbers.
Or, we can be flexible and work for 1.5 hours if the school schedule would benefit.
September, October, November, December, January, February,
$10 60
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Tony will provide all professional musical instruments necessary for the students to have a hands-on experience. (Music instruments include: djembes, gongs, drums, bells, balafon, bongos, dun-dun drums, rattles, etc. and a small sound system for the workshops).
Electronic Study Guide and Resources.
Dedicated workshop space for 2 back to back days where students will come to Tony.
Leave the instruments set up overnight.
Access to electricity.
Parking and custodial support with early access.
Easel or whiteboard/chalkboard and markers.
Copies of the Study Guide and Resource List.
Tony needs 2 days back to back.
Tony arrives 2 hours prior to the first workshop to load in and set up his instruments.
He needs a reserved, dedicated space for the next 2 days.
The students will come to him by classrooms.
Tony will leave his instruments set up overnight.
I can learn and play a traditional African Rhythm on percussion instruments.
I can see the effect of sound waves and vibration.
I can demonstrate sound waves and vibration of materials.
I can understand how different materials effect sound waves and vibration.

Science of Sound
Tony Vacca's high-energy, hands-on percussion workshop uses music and instruments to provide physical, visual and auditory cues to demonstrate that sound is energy. Students of all learning styles will enjoy these opportunities to understand and experience science concepts in a new way.

Together we will learn and perform a rhythm-song by using call-and-response techniques. First time players and professional drummers will each have a chance to use and challenge their skills. All instruments are provided.

After our initial hands-on experience, Tony returns to build on the students' performance experience. Tony brings to life the scientific concepts of Energy Transfer and Transformation by experimenting with and demonstrating sound waves, energy and vibration with a variety of instruments. We will use a instruments made of different materials to experiment with loudness (volume) and high/low tones (pitch). Students will have an opportunity to generate and “feel” and “see” the vibrations that are generated.

Finally, we will reflect on how to apply this information in your classroom.

Goals:
Provide an alternative to written language to introduce and reinforce science concepts
Provide concrete and conceptual strategies for classroom use.
Develop creative and critical thinking skills
Increase students' attention to visual and auditory cues.
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:
Critical Thinking and Creativity
Problem solving
Collaboration
Responsibility
Self-Regulation
Please see the set-up notes. These are crucial for the success of our work with your students.
We would like 60 students. Please call if less than 60.
A half-day release may still allow enough time for 3 class visits. Please call.
THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES LOTS OF DRUMS AND WILL BE LOUD.
We would gladly welcome 1-2 volunteers before school or after school to help with the load-in and load-out. We certainly welcome any parents/guardians who are or aren't musicians who would like to join in during the workshop(s). I would think 1-2 per workshop would be best. Room mothers or fathers, uncles, etc. Please call.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Waves: Light and Sound1-PS4-1 . Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate. PS4.A: Wave Properties: Sound can make matter vibrate, and vibrating matter can make sound. (1-PS4-1)
Grade 1: MUSIC PERFORMING: Anchor Standard #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. MU: Pr6.1.1a: with limited guidance perform music for a specific purpose with expression.

Grade 4

Grade 4 ENERGY: 4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer: Energy is present whenever there are moving objects, sound, light, or heat. When objects collide, energy can be transferred from one object to another, thereby changing their motion. In such collisions, some energy is typically also transferred to the surrounding air; as a result, the air gets heated and sound is produced. (4-PS3-2),(4-PS3-3) Light also transfers energy from place to place. (4-PS3-2) Energy can also be transferred from place to place by electric currents, which can then be used locally to produce motion, sound, heat, or light. The currents may have been produced to begin with by transforming the energy of motion into electrical energy. (4-PS3-2),(4-PS3-4)
Grade 4 ENERGY: 4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. PS3.A: Definitions of Energy The faster a given object is moving, the more energy it possesses. (4-PS3-1) Energy can be moved from place to place by moving objects or through sound, light, or electric currents. (4-PS3-2),(4-PS3-3)
Grade 4: MUSIC: PERFORMING: Anchor Standard #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. a. Perform music alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation. b. Demonstrate performance decorum and audience etiquette appropriate for the context, venue and genre.
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