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Build a Soundscape

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    Science Museum of Minnesota

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Build a Soundscape

This is a virtual representation of a sound mixer containing pre-looped sounds of animal, insect, and environmental noises. Learners drag the blocks that represent a sound to the tray to create a soundscape. They can click "play" to listen to their creations. This activity requires a computer and headphones or speakers.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Simulation

English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)

  • computer
  • headphones or speakers


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Information and Communication
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Music
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

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


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • Public Domain

Funding Sources:

  • Harmon International
  • NEC Foundation of America
  • NSF


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