June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Pre-College Engineering Education
This middle school curriculum looks at how sound and pitches work, by inviting students to explore the sounds around them. Through a Next Generation Science Standards based curriculum students use Google's Science Journal app to explore the pitches and tones that can be created using common objects. They are then introduced to four sensors (also using Google Science Journal): a light sensor, a motion sensor, a barometer, and a compass. These sensors are then used to create sound by mapping sensor readings to pitches. Students can then use this mapping to play recognizable songs.
Thomas, A., & Besser, D., & Huschka, P., & French, H., & Harjamaki, M. J., & Baklund, M., & Verschoor, E. (2019, June), Creating Instruments from Found Objects and Sensors (Resource Exchange) Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32561
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