What better way to engage your students in music than by having each student make their own instrument? Kalimbas use affordable arts supplies and are easy to put together. In addition to the step-by-step process of making the kalimba, this power point gives a quick history behind this instrument and also explains the science behind the production of sound.
This DIY project is a great way to lead into a music composition unit as well.
Other related resources available: Kalimba handout, Kalimba/Sound multiple choice test, and Kalimba/Sound written test.