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Name that Note!

A project for teaching 3rd and 4th graders the names of the notes in the treble clef.

The goal of this project is to have the students create a game that will ask the notes in the treble clef. The game should either confirm a correct answer or give the correct answer in response to a wrong answer.

Students can design the game using one of three strategies:

Basic: Make one sprite for each note (12 sprites). Display all notes on the screen. When one note is clicked, ask "What note am I?"

Intermediate: Make one sprite for each note (12 sprites), but hide all of the sprites. When the green flag is clicked, one note at a time will appear on the screen and ask "What is this note?" This approach uses a list and the broadcast command.

Advanced: Make only one sprite. When the green flag is clicked, the note will appear in different positions on the screen and ask "What is this note?" This approach uses a variable to keep track of the current note, a list for the y-position of the note, and a list for the correct answer (and, optionally, another list for the correct answer in capital letters).

Included in this post are the instructions for the 3 strategies (as jpeg files), the 3 Scratch programs, and the images for the treble clef and the whole note.

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Thanks for sharing this -- it was great to get the demonstration of the projects at yesterday's Show & Tell.

Thanks,
K