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Music and Science. Fourth Grade By: Lindsay Murray. Grade Level Expectations. MUSIC The student sight-reads rhythm patterns including quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests, eighth notes, whole notes, and dotted half notes that have been performed by someone else. .

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MusicandScience

Fourth Grade

By: Lindsay Murray


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Grade Level Expectations

  • MUSIC

    • The student sight-reads rhythm patterns including quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests, eighth notes, whole notes, and dotted half notes that have been performed by someone else.


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Grade Level Expectations

  • SCIENCE

    • The student understands how processes of weathering and erosion constantly change the surface of the Earth.


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Let’s Practice

  • Half Note: 2 beats

  • Ta-a


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Let’s Practice!

  • Quarter Note: 1 beat

  • Ta


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Eighth Note: half a beat

Ti

Beamed Eighth Note:

Two half = 1 whole

Ti-Ti

Something New


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Something New

  • Quarter Rest: Half beat of SILENCE


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“Hosanna, Me Build a House”,

  • Each student is given a copy of the music

  • Teacher will model the first two lines

  • Students will site read the rhythmic pattern of the song using ta’s and ti-ti’s


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“Hosanna, Me Build a House”

  • Before listening to the song, students will be instructed to listen to what forces “bring the house down”

  • LISTEN

  • Starting pitch

  • Students sing the song as a group


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Relating the song to Science

  • Discuss elements of the song:

    • Sandy vs. Solid ground

    • Rain, sun, breeze/wind, storm

    • How strong are these forces?

    • What is it called when weather affects a structure?

    • Is anything else affected besides houses?


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Weathering and Erosion

  • Websites for students to explore

    • Geography4Kids.com

    • Erosion Video Brainpop.com


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Ongoing Activity

  • Logistics

    • Groups of four or five

    • On school property (low traffic area)

  • Model Mountain Range

    • Students dig and build a “mountain” out of dirt

    • Creative Freedom


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Ongoing Activity

  • Observations

    • 10 to 12 weeks

    • Weekly observations

    • Record height & width, predictions, rationales

  • Extensions

    • Water cycle, different types of bodies of water, landforms, human effects on erosion, water’s role in shaping the earth, etc.


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Accommodations

  • Students with Speech Disabilities

    • Comfortable classroom environment

    • May benefit from singing in the classroom

    • Singing is often found to help stuttering and stammering

    • Music encourages fluency and vowels are sustained

    • Student will not be forced to speak in front of the whole class


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Accommodations

  • Students with Learning Disabilities

    • Difficulty doing two activities at once

    • Handouts with minimal distractions

    • Given manageable role in group project


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Accommodations

  • ESOL students

    • Handout of the notes and the corresponding rhythmic notations

    • Reinforce vocabulary

    • Restate directions clearly and directly


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Assessment

  • MUSIC

    • Informal Assessment

      • Proficient Performance check off sheet

  • SCIENCE

    • Evaluate group observation notes (data, predictions, conclusions)

    • Individual assessment

      • Unit test to assess individual knowledge