UBEATS (Universal BioMusic Education Achievement Tier in Science) is both curriculum and programming.
The UBEATS curriculum is a BioMusic formal education initiative funded by the National Science Foundation as a Discovery Research K-12 exploratory project and a collaboration of UNCG and North Carolina State University. Award: $374,000. The curriculum development project focused on the ‘science of music’ for elementary grades 2 to 5. Two teams of in-service teachers comprised of science teachers and music teachers developed innovative modules for upper and lower elementary grades that conform to national science and music standards. The lessons feature inquiry-based learning that builds science-processing skills through investigations of the natural world’s musicality. In July 09, UNCG hosted a UBEATS Summer Institute for 20 teachers and 25 students to introduce the curriculum and to launch a UBEATS Teacher Cohort in the Guilford County Schools and surrounding school districts to beta-test the curriculum during AY09/10. Curriculum can be found here: https://mtd.uncg.edu/ubeats/
Watch the UBEATS 2016 Wild Music Fest!
- Roger Payne (whale songs) Ocean Alliance
- Steve Nowicki (bird songs) Duke University
- Don Hodges (music/brain) UNCG
- Doug Quin (bioacoustics) Syracuse University
- Tecumseh Fitch (animal communication), U of Vienna.
- Dr. John Bransford
PI, NSF-SLC LIFE Center
College of Education
University of Washington
- Dr. Cynthia Williamson
Director, Curriculum, Instruction & Technology
North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction
- Ms. Christie Ebert
Arts Education Consultant
North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction
- Dr. Sam Houston
North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
Research Triangle Park
- Ms. Zebetta King, NC Science Teacher of the Year 2009
- Mr. Philip Blackburn, composer and bioacoustician.