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Fifth Graders will be asked to visit the website that is linked in the description. Here are the instructions for the assignment:

1. Log in to the San Francisco Symphony Kids

2. Under “The Sea of Knowledge” click “Let’s Start”

3. Choose the large “Instruments” bubble

4. Choose the “Instrument Families” bubble

5. This week we will be working on The String Family only. (Please do not work ahead.) Choose the large “The String Family” bubble and read the information.

6. Choose the large “String Instruments” bubble.

7. Explore each of the five instruments in the String Family in the following ways:

  • Click on the bubble with the name of each instrument
  • An example of what the instrument sounds like will play
  • Read the paragraph which describes the instrument (Be sure to scroll down to see all of the information)
  • Click to zoom in on the various parts of the instrument. Click again to close the box
  • Choose “Back to Exploring” (Do not click on “Play this Instrument” yet)
  • Choose “Music Featuring String Instruments”
  • Click on “Winter from Four Seasons”
  • Listen to the selection
  • Click on “Inspired by Nature”
  • Listen to each of the selections from start to finish
  • Go back to each of the string instruments; violin, violin, cello, double bass and harp
  • For each instrument choose the “Play this Instrument” option and explore on your own  

When you are finished, please answer the questions under the 'Assignment' link below. 

If you have any questions, please email me at

Happy Music Making!

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