In Music & Sound, students use the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music.
Music is a complete theme designed to be completed over eight, 45-75 minute, sessions. For each Activity, students will watch a series of videos and create one coding project with opportunities to personalize their work using “Add-Ons,” which are mini-coding challenges that build on top of the core project.
The Music+Sound with Scratch course assumes students have mastered all content in the Scratch Programming course.
Outline of Activities
|Activity 1: Introduction and Discovery||Students explore Scratch and create their first program.|
|Activity 2: Dance Party||Students create a dance party animation.|
|Activity 3: Musical Art||Students will create a colorful collage by programming a repeating pattern, and make the colors in the collage play a sound.|
|Activity 4: Musical Talent Show||Students earn badges by creating a Musical Talent show. A badge is a sticker students receive for completing different tasks and challenges.|
|Activity 5: DJ Mixer||Students choose a repeating loop of background music, make a slider that speeds up or slows down a sound.|
|Activity 6: Music Video||Students create a music video using procedures, which are new commands made up of a set of instructions.|
|Activity 7: Movie Sound Effects||Students either create a project where a sprite bounces off another or to add to their Activity 6 Music Video Project.|
|Activity 8: Thank You Project||Students create a thank you project in Scratch.|