6-8, Middle School
2-4 class periods
Use it, Don’t Lose it: Conserving the 1% is a STEAM integrated lesson designed for 6th – 8th grade students. This lesson is grounded in project-based learning, and follows the 5E Model of Instruction and brings together earth science, music, and computer programming – using EarSketch.
In this lesson, students learn basic coding skills and music concepts to create music and vocals around promoting water conservation.
There are three different levels of EarSketch programming included in the lesson. Version #1 is included in the primary lesson plan and introduces the basic functions in EarSketch as reviewed in the Getting Started with EarSketch module. Version #2 is an extension using setEffect in EarSketch, and version #3 is an extension using makeBeat in EarSketch.