Source: Makey-Makey Musical Instruments STEAM Lesson Plan
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:
Cooperative learning groups to create instruments
Opportunity to refine:
Student shared performances