The Sound Invention Project

at Catlin Arts Magnet Center

in Omaha, Nebraska


Deborah Mosier, Teacher

Fifth graders studied the four major families of musical instruments: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. They studied how each instrument makes its sound. Students were allowed to work with a partner outside of school to create a sound invention. The students used the internet to get ideas for instruments. The rubric for evaluating the instruments was based on the rubric in the Virtual Museum of Music Inventions.

Ms. Mosier's Web Quest

Music at Catlin Magnet Center