‘ROCK ON’ THINKING SKILLS CONTRACT
Reverse Listing Key
Name 10 songs / topics that will never be sung by your favourite band/performer.
The What If? Key
What if music did not exist? Give 10 different consequences.
Compile an Alpha Ladder (list of A-Z words). For each letter, name a song that has been written and/or a list of musical artists. Eg. B – “Beautiful” B - Beyonce
How many ways can you play a piano strum a guitar wear an I-pod
Picture Smart / Key
Use your imagination. Work out 10 different things that this picture could be representing in regard to rock music.
Eg. the candles on Mick Jagger’s birthday cake
Create a new product/object by combining the attributes of a microphone and a lounge chair
Brainstorm 10 innovative ways of: helping a musician avoid deafness getting free publicity for a new band / artist getting free tickets to a concert
Write 5 interesting questions that give the answer: rock stars Elvis Presley Microphone I-pod
Predict the type of concerts that will be held in 100 years from now.
Different Uses Key
List 10 different uses for : badly scratched records and CDs. an old guitar a guitar pick a concert ticket
Create a Y-Chart for a rock concert. Looks like Feels like Sounds like
Looks like Sounds Feels like like
Write an acrostic poem on – your favourite musician a musical instrument
Construct a musical instrument that can play at least 5 different notes by using 5 straws 10 rubber bands 10 paddle-pop sticks
Compare classical music and punk rock, listing similarities and differences between the two. Record on a Venn Diagram.
A musician has just walked off the stage in the middle of a performance. Give 8 explanations for this.
Letter to the Editor
Write a letter to the newspaper recommending that concerts should be banned from Suncorp Stadium. In your letter give reasons why.
Invent a special light display machine for use on a large stage. Draw a detailed and labelled design and make your model using a variety of materials.
List 10 disadvantages of: a karaoke machine special stereo equipment in cars muzac – music played in shopping centres and lifts
A Microphone Stand
*B - Make one part bigger *A - Add something extra *R - Replace something on it with something else Explain your changes and draw a labelled diagram.
Name 5 things that a musician and a beach umbrella have in common.
Developed by Mary-Anne Aland and Sharon Brown