1.2 創作一首歌 Compose a Song

STEM lessons + blocks

SAM Labs

Product Description

Students will gain an understanding of music therapy and that music is composed of notes.  

  • Students will integrate and exhibit learning by performing a song which uses the Do-Re-Mi scale.
  • Students will be able to make a musical instrument using SAM blocks Materials

在本課程中,學生將獲得對音樂療法的理解,並且知道音樂由音符組成。

學生將通過演奏使用Do-Re-Mi 音階的歌曲來整合和展示學習。

The followings are provided with this lesson kit:  

  • 45/90 minutes Compose a Song  - Teacher Lesson Plan with notes (script) on lesson PowerPoint
  • Compose a Song -  Teaching PowerPoint
  • Compose a Song - Student Workbook (worksheet)


    What is SAM Labs? (1 min)

    
     Webinar: How to use SAM Labs in the classroom? (30 mins)

     

    SAM Labs Blocks used in this lesson - Light and Shadows

    Physical block :

    None 

    SAM Space App Software blocks used:   

    Download the App from here: 

    • Key press
    • Sound Player

       

      SAM Space software blocks used:

      Download the App from here: 

      Key press



      Sound Player


       

       

      SAM Labs in the classroom videos   - see 14 videos here 

       The following tutorial, though is not directly related to this lesson, will give you a good feel of how SAM Labs works.

       
      4-minute Tutorial: Loops in SAM Space featuring the RGB LED light 

       

      Blocks used in the above tutorial (see full SAM Blocks (physical and virtual blocks) directory here):

      Physical block - RGB LED light

      Software bocks:

      • Key press
      • Toggle
      • Interval  (creating the looping condition)
      • Counter
      • Compare

       

      The SAM Labs approach provides concrete solutions to link Computational Thinking to Coding in a non-technical, friendly approach for all teachers and learners.

      See this document:   SAM Steam approach and computational thinking

       

      References:


      • BrainPOP movies/quizzes and games on Computational Thinking, Programming (coding), STEM and more.   These are good resources for teachers and students to clarify the meaning of key concepts.   Contact us if you like to have a trial.

       


      BrainPOP Jr:  Computational Thinking Explained

      BrainPOP Jr.

      BrainPOP

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Want to try some Cool, Crazy ideas that kids, adult, everyone loves?  Check the followings ideas guide from SAM Labs:

      The Book of Crazy Cool Ideas

      To see the step-by-step video on how to connect the blocks, please click blow:

      1. Traffic light 交通指示燈 (easy, 1 player, gadget)
      2. Kaleidoscope 萬花筒 (easy, multi-player, gadget)
      3. Pattern-Bot  繪畫機械人(medium, multi-player, home hack)
      4. Door Prank 惡作劇之門  (easy, 1 player, home hack)
      5. Bridge 起動式橋樑 (medium, multi-player, gadget)
      6. Flipbook 翻書動畫 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
      7. Stirring Machine 攪拌機 (easy, 1 player, home hack)
      8. Alarm 鬧鐘 (medium, 1 player, home hack)
      1. Flashlight 史詩火炬 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
      2. SyncDancers 同步舞者 (easy, multi-player, gadget)
      3. Smart Watch 智能手錶 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
      4. Pinball 彈珠球 (medium, multi-player, game)
      5. Conductor 指揮者 (easy, 1 player, game)
      6. Football game 足球比賽 (medium, multi-player, game)
      7. Gameshow button 遊戲按鈕 (medium, multi-player, game)
      8. Drawing Machine 繪圖機 (hard, 1 player, home hack)

      Under the AiTLE-ETC TestBed Programme 5.0 (STEM / STEAM Lesson Plan + Tools), 3 schools have tried out this lesson plan during the trial period from Oct 2018 to Dec 2019. 

      These schools are:

      Other Lessons tried
      1. Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School (宣道會葉紹蔭紀念小學) 2.2_Music Box
      2. Hong Kong Taoist Association Wun Tsuen School (香港道教聯合會雲泉學校) 1.10_Interactive Storybook 4.1_Exploring Circuits
      3. Sha Tin Methodist College (沙田循道衛理中學 ) 4.4_Morse Code Alert 4.5_Patterns and Passwords

       

      Topics of their sharing at Learning and Teaching Expo, 2018 are:

      1. Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School (宣道會葉紹蔭紀念小學)

      Sharing teacher: 黃洛恩老師 

      Focus - SAMS LABS 於本校音樂課堂的實踐

      第一部份 - 學校的電子學習發展 (2:30分鐘)

      第二部份 - 教學流程 1.2_Compose a Song (6分鐘)


      第三部份 - 學生課後分享 (2:30分鐘)


      第四部份 - 老師心聲 (2:30分鐘)

      2. Hong Kong Taoist Association Wun Tsuen School (香港道教聯合會雲泉學校)

      Sharing Teachers: Ms SUM sze man Ada, Ms WONG Yuk Ching Yuki, Mr AU Kin Keung Kenneth

      Focus: STEAM Education @ Wun Tsuen

      Part 1 - Introduction to the sharing

      Part 2 - Lesson 1.10_Interactive Storybook for teaching Chinese

      Part 3 - Lesson 1.2_Compose a Song for teaching Music

        

      Part 4 - STEAM Education in our School

        3. Sha Tin Methodist College (沙田循道衛理中學)

        Sharing Teacher: Ms NatalieLeung 

        Focus: Theremin