Engineering Challenge #3: How can I engineer a musical instrument?


This month’s Engineering Challenge has two phases. The ultimate challenge is to perform a song using your engineered instruments. The song can be an original song or one that already exists and can be performed in a small group or as a class/grade.


Phase One: create an instrument using the given materials and parameters (recycled materials, rubber bands, tape, and string). 

Phase Two: create music using your recently designed instrument.

  • The song can be an original song or one that already exists.

  • The song can be performed in a small group or as a class/grade


Materials for building only:

Tape (blue & packing)

Glue (any type)

Scissors


Materials for instrument:

Rubber bands

String

Anything from the recycle bin at home or school


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