This program begins with an educator describing the history of Music Row and RCA Studio B. They then play various songs recorded in the building by artists such as the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and of course, Elvis Presley, who considered RCA Studio B his favorite studio. From there, the educator explores basic wave properties such as trough, crest, amplitude, and frequency using tools like boomwhackers, an oscillascope attached to a keyboard, and an app called Tonal Energy. The final portion of the program puts the educator in the main studio space, where they explore more advanced wave concepts - refraction, reflection, and absorption. For each term, the educator completes an activity, and they also point out key features within the studio space that also show the term in use. Throughout the program, the educator asks students questions and uses their responses to guide their program delivery.
- learn more about Nashville, TN's identity as Music City
- experience a real recording studio on Music Row
- see wave concepts in action
- understand the connection between science, technology, engineering, and art
Tennessee - Music
8.VM.Cn2.A Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and other disciplines, history, varied contexts, and daily life.
8.VM.R2.A Interpret and justify the artistic intent and aesthetic qualities of musical works, citing as evidence the treatment of elements of music, contexts, historical significance, and the setting of the text.
Tennessee - Science
4.PS4.1 Use a model of a simple wave to explain regular patterns of amplitude, wavelength, and direction.
8.PS4.1 Develop and use models to represent the basic properties of waves including frequency, amplitude, wavelength, and speed.
8.PS4.2 Compare and contrast mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves based on refraction, reflection, transmission, absorption, and their behavior through a vacuum and/or various media.
8.PS4.3 Evaluate the role that waves play in different communication systems.
9-12.Physics, Physical World Concepts, and Physical Science: PS.4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer