STEAM / STEM Challenge:
So, how is this a "STEAM Project?" It integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math!
SCIENCE: problem solving, hypothesizing, testing, analyzing, music, wavelengths
TECHNOLOGY: hot glue gun, duct tape
ENGINEERING: designing and building their own instruments
ART: designing, decorating, and creating their instruments
MATH: music, wavelengths, measuring cardboard and tape, qualitative and quantitative measurements, counting beads, analyzing the strength of different boxes and cardboards and bags
Everyone was very excited to finish and play their instruments and, you know what? They sounded awesome!! We even took turns dancing like giraffes while the other kids played! My favorite part might be when they play together in their "band," but I sure loved watching them create their instruments.