Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool introduced into the Madison County schools
According to a press release, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool cirriculum — an initiative of The Moog Foundation — "teaches second grade students the physics of sound using acoustic and electronic musical instruments such as the theremin, as well as oscilloscopes and custom educational materials developed by the Bob Moog Foundation educational team. Through DBSS, students learn about vibrations, waveforms, sound travel and parameters of sound such as pitch/frequency and loudness/amplitude."
The 10-week experiential program, already taught in Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools, has been introduced into the Madison County School district. "Madison County Schools, a progressive school district serving a rural, high poverty area northwest of Asheville, NC, embraced the science curriculum across all second grade classes," says the press release. "Madison County Schools taught the curriculum to the students beginning in August of 2013 and will be presenting the Madison County Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool Grande Finale at the Orange Peel on October 31st, demonstrating what the children have learned through song, poetry and other theatrical medium."