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How important music in teaching science

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How important music in teaching science

  1. 1. How Important Music in Teaching Science Music is very important in teaching Science like other subjects. Music as integral part of our lives. The important events in our lives will be incomplete without music. A day in school will not complete without having the children sing. Music is called the universal language, because even without words all types of music touch children’s ears, head, heart, and body, and leaves them more alert for having responded. That is why it is very important in teaching science. Action is a nonverbal response for children who do not yet have the language ability. Through music children use body actions to communicate image on a feeling. Music helps grow children physically. As children listen and move to music they develop gross and fine motor skills. Music helps grow children socially. As children participate in music they learn social skills like teamwork, tolerance and respect for others. Music helps grow emotionally. As the children listens to different kinds of music, they use their bodies to express different kinds of emotions. Like for example, Live music can evoke feelings of joy and make children want to get up and move their bodies. Quite and soothing music calms and relaxes children. Music helps grow creatively. As children listen to music they form images in their minds. They use their bodies to express or visualize some images. Music helps grow children cognitively. As the children engage in music activities, they learn how to solve problems, improve their reasoning skills, and hone their communication skills. According to Howard Gardner (1992)”the single most important thing in education is for each person to find at least one thing that he or she connects to, gets excited by, and feels motivated to spend more time with”. Music can also teach discipline as much as science. Can teach a child patience and that will be of benefit later in our life.
  2. 2. Listening to music is necessary to hear similarities and differences in the sounds of the letters of words, of sounds in our environmental, and of musical pitches. When children sing or play music they become better readers, thinkers and learners. Various research shows that part of the ear related to balance and movement must be activated for learning to take place. Music and Science developing sensory awareness. Kinesthetic sense increases in children as children literally feel the shapes and actions their bodies are making. Visually children respond to the images they see as well as the images they create. Auditory sense is stimulated as children respond to the sound of music they hear. Tactile experiences is children engage in, when they run with bare feet, perform specific floor movements, or swirl a scarf. Music is a science it is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics. Life would be dull indeed if all their uses no creative activities available for us to enjoy. All work and no play doesn’t even make sense because music is the language of our soul.

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