We will keep this digital program active from DL2019 for attendees to find contacts, look at posted materials for sessions, and look back at offerings.

We hope to see you at DL2020, March 25 - 27!

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Thursday, March 28 • 10:30am - 4:30pm
Diving Deep Into Music

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We will present a series of activities designed for participants to get a deep understanding of the science of sound, including how it relates to music.

The activities are largely hands-on, involving tools for exploring and creating sounds, and composing sounds into musical experiences. The participants will experience the creation and visualization of sounds. They will learn that sound is a vibration, they will learn how a sound signal can be acquired and created with a computer, the basics of sound editing, and electronic music-making. Participants will then get a chance to make their own musical instruments by simply using drinking glasses filled with water. They will tune their drinking glasses to a specific musical scale and line them up for an audience member to play during exhibition (similar to a music box).

Our goal is that by having these experiences, the participants will leave the classroom hearing the world in a new way, thinking of soundwaves and objects vibrating when they hear sounds and music through their daily lives. The participants will feel empowered through this knowledge and increase their appreciation of science as something that allows them to look deeper into their pre-existing interests.

The activities and online tools have been developed by our National Science Foundation sponsored program to promote the study of science through the science of music, in collaboration with Chris Olivas, a teacher at High Tech High. The activities are designed to reach all students, from the most competent to those struggling, so everyone learns and enjoys the experience, and have been tested in High Tech High and in large low socio-economic-status public schools.

For more information about our program see www.listeningtowaves.com


Victor Minces

university of california san diego

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Chris Olivas

Teacher, High Tech Middle North County
I have been teaching with High Tech High for 5 years and the past 3 I have taught middle school math and science. I love anything to do with science, the environment, and photography/video!

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm

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