The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery, Leinster Rd, Basildon, SS15 5NQ
This week, KS1 were lucky enough to experience a music technology workshop with Conductive Music. They explored how to transform their bodies into a musical instrument, playing the piano simply by high fiving! The STEAM approach to the workshop allowed the children to think about electricity, everyday materials, computing skills and music all at once. KS1 loved being able to create sounds using the makey makey. First, they played the piano by holding both the negative and positive parts of the makey makey, turning themselves into a conductor. Next, they experimented with crocodile clips, trying out different materials like their hands, jumpers and shoes to find a good conductor. If the material was a conductor, a sound was made. Finally, they created patterns with graphite pencils, discovering that graphite was also a good conductor so their paper become a piano.