Universal BEATS: Universal BioMusic Education Achievement Tier in Science

January 1st, 2008 - June 30th, 2011 | PROJECT

Universal BEATS developed by The Music Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina State University's Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, and NCSU's Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science improved elementary education by developing instructional resources for 2nd-5th grade students that infuse cutting-edge content from the emerging field of biomusic into standards-based elementary science and music curricula. The approach used the musical sounds of nature to help students learn concepts in biology, physical science, and anthropology.

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Team Members

patricia gray, Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Eric Wiebe, Co-Principal Investigator, North Carolina State University
David Teachout, Co-Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Sarah Carrier, Co-Principal Investigator, North Carolina State University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: DRK-12
Award Number: 0733180
Funding Amount: 372345


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Life science | Physics | Social science and psychology | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media