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[Teacher Tips] Stephon, Science, And Music

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Watching the videos of Stephon Alexander had me thinking about music in so many different ways. My students may be too young to fully understand what a Theoretical Physicist does, but they aren’t too young to see the connection between science and music. The Exploratorium has an interactive section devoted to the science of music. This site is terrific for all grade levels. You can experiment with different sounds and instruments and read about the science behind the sounds themselves. The video below is from PalmBreezeCAFE where I demonstrate a few key features of this fascinating site. After having your students watch the videos of Stephon Alexander, why not take them on a “field trip” to the Exploratorium?