Lesson Plan

Bottle Blowing Musicians!

Music to my ears! In this hands-on science lesson, your class becomes amateur musicians by learning about pitch and playing tunes on bottles.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to make sounds of different pitch. Students will be able to learn that pitch is determined by the amount of air in the bottle.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Explain to your students that they will listen to and make music today.
  • Write the word "pitch" on the whiteboard, and ask your students if they know what it means in relation to sound. After some discussion, define the word pitch as the high or low quality of a sound or musical note.
  • Write down the definition of pitch on the board, and explain to the students how most instruments have a range of pitch.
  • Show the video of the Bottle Boys playing Under the Sea to the class.