ERIC Number: EJ719878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Sounds of Rain. Integrating Science in Your Classroom
Teaching Pre K-8, v36 n2 p38-39 Oct 2005
Rainsticks are African and South American musical instruments that recreate the soothing sounds of rain. They were originally made of bamboo or dried cacti tubes. Inside the tubes are small river pebbles and cactus thorns. The longer the tube, the longer-lasting the "music." This article gives instructions for making both a large and small rainstick from different materials in a middle school classroom.
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Science, Science Activities, Hands on Science, Integrated Curriculum
TeachingK-8 Magazine, 40 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. Tel: 800-249-9363 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; South America