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Wednesday, July 26 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Silk - Bits 'n Pieces

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Year 8 students at International Grammar School in Sydney STEAMed up their music program using littleBits® magnetic electronic circuits. The students (and their teachers) created experimental electronic music compositions using littleBits Korg® Synth Kits, mixed in a range of sound editing software. Within this innovative learning and teaching program, we investigated the science and mathematics of sound, the history and significance of electronic music, and the idea of making and mixing sound that relates to explorations of individual identity. The student compositions are mysteriously compelling, especially when visualised via a collaborative science demonstration using sand from the IGS sand-pit! Here is a taste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB8ULrw-UKc. This is a truly collaborative STEAM project with much potential for global iterations.

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Melissa Silk

STEAM Ed Researcher, University of Technology Sydney
Melissa Silk is a STEAM educator from Sydney Australia. Having forged many learning and teaching partnerships between schools, museums, industry professionals and academics, she can be found working in a range of STEM to STEAM research and practice environments. Melissa works extensively... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Stuart Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Middle Grades
  • Session Level Intermediate