Normanhurst Boys High School

Sounds of Music

The "Sounds of Music" is an integrated project based STEM unit that uses scientific theory, investigations and findings, mathematical data collection, representation and analysis to design and construct a musical instrument in TAS. Stage 4 students will gain an enriched learning experience across mathematics, science and TAS to test the musical instruments with a plethora of knowledge and understanding on variables, sound waves and the physics and acoustics of music.


Normanhurst Boys High School
Project Materials
Year Group
Year 8
Learning Across the Curriculum
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Critical and creative thinking
Ethical understanding
Information and communication technology capability
Intercultural understanding
Literacy
Numeracy
Personal and social capability
Science Outcomes
SC4-10PW Physical World
SC4-11PW Physical World
Working Scientifically:
SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS, SC4-7WS, SC4-8WS, SC4-9WS
Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 Outcomes
4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.5.2, 4.6.1
Mathematics Outcomes
MA4-7NA Ratios and Rates
MA4-19SP Data Collection and Representation
MA4-20SP Single Variable Data Analysis
Working Mathematically Outcomes
MA4-1WM, MA4-2WM, MA4-3WM

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The outcomes addressed are from the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW., Years 7–10 Syllabuses.

Learning Across the Curriculum covers cross-curriculum priorities, general capabilities and other areas identified by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW.