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Building a Musical Instrument Project 
Students will explore the wave nature of sound and relate the properties of sound to everyday experiences. Objective: Students will research how musical instruments make sounds and review the four basic categories of musical instruments (string, woodwind, brass, and percussion). Students will construct and present a homemade musical instrument.
Rubric Code: S247C9B
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Subject: Music  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: K-5

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  Exceeds Standard

4 pts

Meets Standard

3 pts

Approaches Standard

2 pts

Below Standard

1 pts

Quality of Construction

Exceeds Standard

The instrument is well-constructed and nicely decorated. It is sturdy, neat, and will stand up to repeated playing over a period of time.
Meets Standard

The instrument reflects some effort on construction and decoration. It is reasonably sturdy, neat and will stand up to being played more than once.
Approaches Standard

The instrument reflects some alteration to an existing form to "make" the instrument, may be fragile, and may not stand up to being played more than once.
Below Standard

The instrument reflects an existing form with little or no alteration. Pieces may be missing or falling off. Seems "slapped together" in a hurry.
Quality of Sound

Exceeds Standard

Student can produce good-quality sounds on the instrument and explain how the sound is produced.
Meets Standard

Student is able to produce a good-quality sound on the instrument with no explanation given.
Approaches Standard

Student is able to produce a basic sound on the instrument. No explanation given.
Below Standard

Student is unable to produce a sound on the instrument.
Instrument Family

Exceeds Standard

Student can accurately state whether this is a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument and explain why.
Meets Standard

Student can accurately state whether this is a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument but cannot explain why.
Approaches Standard

Student cannot accurately state whether this is a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.
Below Standard

Student cannot determine what type of instrument s/he built even with teacher prompts.
Worksheet Explanation

Exceeds Standard

Student included all components required on the worksheet. He or she did so without prompts from the teacher.
Meets Standard

Student included most components required on the worksheet without prompting from the teacher.
Approaches Standard

Student includes some components required on the worksheet without prompting. There is little motivation seen.
Below Standard

Student has to be prompted to provide any components required on the worksheet. There is a lack of motivation seen.










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