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Smithsonian Science Stories Literacy Series™: Beats and Banjos

$15.95 - $114.95

Grade 1. 2018. 64 pages. Beats and Banjos reader serves as an informational text resource incorporated into many lessons in the Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™ module How Can We Send a Message Using Sound? Topics include: The Inka Runners; Messages on a Wire; Sound in My Day; The Science of Music and Drums; How Do Ears Hear Sound?; Hip-Hop Messages; and What's That Sound? Available in English and Spanish. Soft cover.

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Grade 1. 2018. 64 pages. Beats and Banjos reader serves as an informational text resource that is incorporated into the main activities of many lessons in the Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™ module How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?

Topics include:

  • The Inka Runners: How did the Inka rulers send and receive messages?
  • Messages on a Wire: How did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?
  • Sound in My Day: Looking at sound in a child's day
  • The Science of Music and Drums: How do drums and banjos make sounds and music?
  • How Do Ears Hear Sound? Learning about parts of an ear and different animal ears
  • Hip-Hop Messages: Grandmaster Flash and the beginnings of hip-hop
  • What's That Sound? Looking at warning sounds and clock towers

The reader connects student literacy to science in the real world. Available in English (on-grade-level or below-grade-level) and Spanish, and as single copies or in packs of 8. Soft cover.

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