Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Pitch, Tone, and Beat topic on BrainPOP Jr.

High and Low
Fill glasses with different amounts of water. Then hit each glass lightly with a metal utensil. Ask students to differentiate between high or low pitches. Why might the pitch change depending on how much water is in the glass? Discuss as a class. Then pour some water out or add some water to a glass and explore how the pitch changes.

Rhythm Challenge

Pose a challenge to your students. Play different songs on the computer or a CD player and have students move to the beat. Discuss how the beat starts, stops, and changes, and how we can move our bodies differently depending on the rhythm, tone, and pitch. Sometimes high pitches make us want to move faster, and low pitches sometimes make us slow down.