STEAMed Magazine July 2015 - Page 14

Beethoven’s music can be used throughout science integrated lessons. When studying the moon, children read the text “moon phases, moon phases” placed on moon cut-outs. They then put the phases of the moon in order while listening and tapping the macro beat. (MU:Pr4.2.2b When analyzing selected music, read and perform rhythmic and melodic patterns using iconic or standard notation) I then ask them to “hear” that while I play a bit of Moonlight Sonata. The children whisper the ostinato text to the music. We then watch one of the many videos on YouTube showing awesome moon pictures. My favorite is https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFlLSyW