Makey-Makey

Source: Makey-Makey Musical Instruments STEAM Lesson Plan

https://static.nsta.org/connections/elementaryschool/201612MakeyMakeyMusicalInstrumentsSTEAMLessonPlan.pdf

 

Overview of the entire activity: Students will create musical instruments through using Scratch Coding (MIT) and a Makey Makey board. Learning to complete circuits makes this a great STEM activity. This is a great way to review science principles and make a connection to musical knowledge.

 

The target audience: Elementary General Music

 

The technology(ies) that was (were) utilized: Computers, Makey Makey, Scratch website, various classroom items that are conductive.

 

Cognitive process dimension according to Bloom’s Taxonomy:

Students are involved in the following cognitive process:

  • Identify of conductive materials needed to be an instrument

  • Select an instrument

  • Analyze the steps needed to create an instrument

  • Code using Scratch to create instrument

  • Perform on Makey-Makey instrument

 

Student-centered or teacher-centered learning:

           

Student-centered learning:

  • Cooperative learning groups to create instruments

 

Opportunity to refine:

  • Student shared performances

  • Group feedback