“Apple” Music


Apple Music

Using an apple to create music.

GRADE LEVEL
Elementary (ages 8-10)
Middle School (ages 11-13)

DIFFICULTY
Beginner

SUBJECT
Music

MODULES & ACCESSORIES USED (3)
power (2)
Makey Makey (1)

OTHER MATERIALS USED (1)
Apples 1

TOOLS USED
Spoon

LESSON GUIDE

STEP 1 : Step 1: Circuit

Connect the power bit to the Makey Makey bit.

STEP 2 : Ground & Conductivity

You have four sets of alligator clips with the Makey Makey Bit. Connect one to “ground” on the bit and the other end to a spoon. Connect the other three to left and right arrow key and space bar (make sure the center is set for space bar and not click). Connect the other ends of these three clips to the apples.

STEP 3 : Connection

Plug the Makey Makey into a USB port on your computer using the supplied USB cables. If you are working on a Mac, don’t worry if it gives you a warning.

STEP 4 : Scratch

I utilized the Scratch and Banana found here (https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/81506118/). Click the green flag, hold your spoon in one hand and touch the apples. Have fun!