Learning Aims:
  • Understanding beats
  • Pen, paper, internet, tuning forks or musical instruments
Suggestions for use:

Though the concept of beats is on itself not very hard to understand, it requires some pre- knowledge and in many situations it is no part of the standard curriculum. However, when students have the basic knowledge on sound they should be able to understand the concept of beats. Students can find their own ways and sources to gather information.

Possible questions:
  • Find examples of beats occurring in daily life.
  • Are there musical instruments that use beats?
  • Develop an experiment where you demonstrate beats (may be related to music but that is not obliged).