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Music Science Box

This Music Science Box celebrates music science and sound with fun and creative projects that will have everyone moving and grooving long afterwards. Kids will make their own maracas, finger cymbals, ankle bells, box guitar and two different kinds of kazoos, and conduct experiments sound waves, frequency, volume and vibration.

Music Science is our February box of the month for Juniors 3-5.

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Educational Videos

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If you’ve got a little one with an insatiable curiosity, these Kid-Friendly videos might be just what they need!

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Activities for At-Home Learning

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At Green Kid Crafts we were blogging before blogging was a thing. We’ve got DIY activities for days to keep your kids entertained.
Below you’ll find ideas related to the theme of this box.

More At-Home Learning Resources

We’ve collected and curated even more ways for kids to learn about Music Science!
Podcasts, books, environmental organizations and initiatives, and more.

Worth a Listen

Worth a Listen

Noisy by Nature – Australian nature is full of strange, surprising and sometimes silly sounds. From cicadas that sound like sprinklers to moaning mutton birds, there are heaps of weird noises to discover. Join host and nature lover, Ann, as we use our ears to listen to the different sounds that Australian nature makes. Along the way we’ll find out some fun facts and train little ears to listen to the chorus of calls that make up the natural world around us.

The Music Box – The Music Box is an interactive music education podcast for kids, exploring fundamental music concepts through performing, responding and connecting. The current season is hosted by music educator Faith Murphy. Each episode gets listeners involved in making music! Short episodes are perfect for a car ride or just hanging out at home. Get printable lesson plans and ideas for extending the learning at musicboxpod.org

Brains On! Mystery Sound Extravaganza – This episode is an ear-tickler! Guess your way through eleven mystery sounds — one from a scientist, and ten from listeners like you! Plus, another mystery: what’s making Marc and Sanden dance to the sounds of a door jamb and a printer?

Good Reads

Sounds of Nature: World of Forests: Press Each Note to Hear Animal Sounds – by Robert Frank Hunter. Travel the world with the sounds of nature series – press the note in each of the 10 forest habitats to hear vivid recordings of over 60 different animal sounds. 

Exploring the Science of Sounds: 100 Musical Activities for Young Children – This award-winning book helps kids explore the science of sound using common instruments!  

Sounds All Around: A Guide to Onomatopoeias Around the World Did you know that in German, a pig doesn’t say oink, it says gruntz, and when you sneeze in Japanese it’s hakushon, not achoo? With vibrant comics and fun facts, Sounds All Around will teach you interesting and funny onomatopoeias from all over the world!

Environmental Causes

Causes

Sustain is a non-profit organization that creates partnerships between the music industry and environmental organizations. We do this by identifying opportunities to connect musicians and nature organizations and increase awareness about the work of both.

Hungry for Music is a nonprofit with a mission: putting quality musical instruments into hungry hands. Serving children who demonstrate a desire to learn music, as well as teachers who have students willing to learn.

Greentones is an award winning brand that is committed to developing age appropriate, eco friendly, and safe wooden musical instruments to stimulate cognitive abilities in children.

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