The Teaching Primary Science book Musical instruments uses instruments and other materials readily available in primary schools as the basis for investigations through which children can begin to understand and enjoy aspects of physics. The book aims to provide help for those teachers and student teachers who do not specialise in music in working with children, encouraging the senses of hearing, touch and sight as well as musical ability and logical thought.
2. Guided discovery and vibration
3. Exploring variables
5. The guitar in the classroom: making and testing hypotheses
6. One string and many strings
8. Wind instruments
9. Tapped and struck instruments
10. Tuning-fork and tape-recorder
11. Making a one-stringed guitar
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