Colourful melodies

Primary KLA:
Creative and Practical Arts
Educational levels:
Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

This resource explores making and organising sounds to compose a simple musical composition. Through making a rainbow water xylophone, students will learn how sound waves travel and how different pitches are produced.

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACAMUM082) Create compositions and perform music to communicate ideas to an audience

(ACAMUM086) Create, perform and record compositions by selecting and organising sounds, silence, tempo and volume

(ACAMUM090) Rehearse and perform music including music they have composed by improvising, sourcing and arranging ideas and making decisions to engage an audience

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Composing (Music), Xylophones, Sound, Pitch (Sound), Pitch (Music)
Experiment, Games, Interactives, Listening activity, Practical activity
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 8 May 2020

Resource ID: b4f346ac-ed7c-40d3-97f9-6110447afc8a