BASH THE TRASH! (Grades K-6) Focus: Science, Music, Special Ed, STEM, STEAM, Gifted
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No musical background required. Kennedy Center teaching artist, environmentalist and composer John Bertles has been building, performing and educating with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials for over 25 years — and using those instruments to make connections to science and literacy. First, participants build the instruments — such as oboes from straws, maracas and drums from tin cans, guitars from tubes and fishing line — while learning the science behind how they work. Next, the sounds of the instruments become the inspiration for writing and composing musical stories to be performed on the instruments. Learn how scientific, environmental, STEM and STEAM connections transform even the simplest stuff into cool-sounding instruments, and how to make your own!