How Playing an Instrument Benefits your Brain | Discussion Starter | Scramble



How playing an instrument benefits your brain| Vocabulary Discussion Starter | Scramble Students watch the TED-Ed animation, "How playing an instrument benefits your brain" (Anita Collins) at As they watch, they should pay close attention to how each concept is represented visually. This Scramble lesson serves as a discussion-starter and was designed to be part of a group of related lessons or part of a lesson list sent to pairs or small groups of students. HOW TO PLAY Students discuss concepts related to the video as they search for the corresponding words in a word search grid. The words can be highlighted by dragging a finger across each letter and stopping at the last one. CURRICULUM STANDARDS This lesson is suitable for students in grades 4-6 GEORGIA: Music Appreciation HSMA.CN.1 Understand the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside of the arts. FLORIDA: LAFS.6.SL.1.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study. RESOURCES TEDEd Learning activities for "How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain" Music In Our Schools Month Dr. Anita Colins: Neuromusical Educator Education Week: Music Education Aids Cognitive Growth


GA, HSMA.CN.1, CSS.ELA-Literacy.SL, YTLL, video, music, cognition, research, brain, neuroscience

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