“Why not take a music journey through the digestive system?” I once asked myself when, confronted with a year 4 class whose teacher wanted them to learn about food and nutrition in my music lessons. The digestive processes lend themselves readily to replication in musical composition, after all!
Another science and music unit. This one started with what is now the ending – a request by a Year 1 class teacher to help with a musical presentation for Book Week on the theme of Visions Of the Future. I then developed the science aspect for future use.
When asked to design some musical ideas to help with the study of flowering plants for some 9-10 year olds, I composed a song and then went to town with a complete unit of work using science and music curricula, with a bit of art and dance thrown in for good measure.