Percussion

In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you all about the rhythm and beat of percussion instruments. Discover the difference between the two main types of percussion instruments and how they work to make different sounds. You'll also learn how long percussion has been around, what the first percussion instruments were, and which ones have stuck around! So get out your drums and listen to the beat!
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Percussion Instruments Lesson Plan: Playing with Words

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-5, students will use BrainPOP resources to become familiar with percussion instruments. They will also practice playing the instruments on a given cue. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Rhythm and Beats Lesson Plan: One Man Band Music Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students will use BrainPOP resources to explore the sounds made by various instruments, and use a free online music game to create their own one-of-a-kind One Man Band. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Experimenting with Percussion Lesson Plan: Creating and Playing Percussion Instruments

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify and explore characteristics of percussion instruments. Students then create and play their own percussion instrument. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Musical Genres and Instruments Lesson Plan: Learning and Making Music

In this musical genres lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP resources to conduct independent and/or collaborative research on a selected musical topic. Students will share their research about a musical genre, instrument, musician, or aspect of learning music with the class using web 2.0 tools or other presentation methods. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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