ERIC Number: EJ1112566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Music of the Spheres: Cross-Curricular Perspectives on Music and Science
Rogers, George L.
Music Educators Journal, v103 n1 p41-48 Sep 2016
The integration of music and science is embodied in the music of the spheres, the ancient concept that the universe is ordered in a manner consistent with principles of musical harmony. This idea boasts a long history, from the teachings of Pythagoras (ca. 600 BC) through Isaac Newton in the eighteenth century, and makes a fascinating interdisciplinary topic accessible to middle and high school students. Several music-science correlations are explored, including the mathematical commonalities between musical intervals and planetary orbits. The article includes teaching suggestions and student activities.
Descriptors: Music Education, Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students, High School Students, History
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Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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