I work at an amazing school! Our students love school and love to be here. We actually had the highest attendance rate in the district! The students are a very nurturing and caring group. They support each other and are always willing to help out to see others succeed. As the music teacher, I get to see every student (about 560) once a week.
Our campus was affected by hurricane Harvey.
We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. I believe that experiences in music class give students a chance to express all of their emotions, in a creative, constructive way.
In music class, we speak briefly about the air vibration and the science behind music and sound. But it tends to be a bit abstract, as these vibrations are largely unseen. I would like to create another way to demonstrate sound waves. These materials will be used to create a "Rubens' Tube" that we can use on our annual science night.
Using propane and a perforated steel tube, we can use flames to show standing waves that can be manipulated by the students.
Using different music, sound effects, and even their own voices, we will see the relationship between sound waves and sound pressure in a fun, exciting way!
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mr. Serna.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mr. Serna and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.