3aMU2. Music: A vehicle for science---Workshop for teachers.

Session: Wednesday Morning, June 18

Author: Uwe J. Hansen
Location: Dept. of Phys., Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute, IN 47809
Author: Thomas D. Rossing
Location: Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115


With ASA technical initiative support, approximately ten acoustics workshops for teachers have been conducted by members of the technical committee on musical acoustics in the past six years. Workshop content emphasizes laboratory and demonstration skills for high school and college level teachers. The workshops for elementary teachers have been more concerned with generating excitement for science. Music is an ideal vehicle to accomplish that. Elementary teachers in the workshops participate in monochord construction and receive training in the use of a number of pieces of equipment which they take back to the classroom. Basic wave properties are illustrated and related to string harmonics and musical intervals. Workshop content and training approaches will be discussed.

ASA 133rd meeting - Penn State, June 1997