Inspiring ingenuity hit a high note as Lynwood Elementary School fifth-grade students constructed musical instruments in their makerspace room out of everyday household items.
Students in Tara Trimboli’s fifth-grade class turned ordinary items into musical instruments as they collaborated to build various types of sound-making inventions. The students incorporated everyday items found around a home such as paper towel rolls, paper plates, shoeboxes, rubber bands, corn kernels and balloons. Each student was challenged to construct a functional sound-making instrument using only the items provided.
Throughout the activity students were encouraged to revisit designs to make improvements as they continued through the construction process.