Primary Science Week 2020

Keep an eye on this page for activities and resources

Primary Science Week Challenge
Make Your Own Musical Instruments

Challenge your students to make their own musical instruments using recyclable materials and items found around the home.

Each musical instrument should be able to change pitch as well as volume. To encourage the making of a range of instruments why not sort them into the types of music groups found in an orchestra. String, Brass, Percussion and Woodwind.

Make a video or your students work and share it with us.


What you need to know before you start

What is sound?

How does each family of instruments make sound? (why are the put into these four categories, and where do key boards fit in?)

What is pitch and how do instruments change their pitch?

How do you change the volume made by an instrument?


Resources – Where to Begin?

Science Learning Hub Links: Sound Topic

Basics of Sound – Ducksters