The Kennedy Center: Woodwind Instruments and Pitch

What makes a flute sound different from a saxophone?

This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the woodwind family. Students learn the types and parts of woodwind instruments and then create a woodwind instrument similar to panpipes. They will make predictions and explore how pitch changes based on the length of the air pipe.

Science Topics
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Musical Instruments
3rd Grade, 4th Grade

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