Wednesday-Friday: 11:00 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
The SciNation team met with both the Salish Pend d'Orielle and Kootenai Culture Committees to determine appropriate activities to develop for use with the Kwul 'I'tkin Maker Truck. Beading, drum making, and basket making activities are available for download.
Drums have great significance to the Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai peoples, and are used in ceremonies and celebrations. Traditionally, drums are made with a wooden base and rawhide as the drumhead. The rawhide is soaked in water and then is tied down with sinew. Once it dries, it tightens over the frame of the drum to create a membrane that resonates. In our version of the drum, we explore how drums have been made, while using different materials for the base and drum head.
A science of sound station allows students to explore the sounds of their drums, and compare sounds of traditional drums.
The Kwul 'I'tkin Maker Truck was developed with an EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation (award #1623554).