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Build a Bell Bracelet


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    Science Museum of Minnesota

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Build a Bell Bracelet

Learners make bell bracelets, place them on their wrists or ankles, and then dance to the rhythms and sounds the bells make. Many cultures use ankle or wrist bells to make music during dancing. This is a useful activity in any unit on sound, music, or cultures.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • pipe cleaners (many colors)
  • bells
  • beads
  • scissors

Subjects


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

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Physical Activity
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Funding Sources:

  • Harman International
  • NEC Foundation of America
  • National Science Foundation

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