Making Music in Nature

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In this activity, learners will explore the ways natural materials can produce sounds. Appropriate for any age, learners can make individual music or create a symphony with others.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Materials found outdoors such as pebbles, sticks, leaves, water puddles


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves

Informal Categories

  • Music
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Performing Arts


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Discovery At Home


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