It is official! The Hoberman 4.5 foot Mega Sphere is back in stock and back on the market! For $120, you get an exciting toy for your classroom. Why would I want this fun object in my music classroom, you ask? Well, it just so happens that a K-2 student fits perfectly inside this ball of colors and can use it to demonstrate their knowledge and recognition of high sounds versus low sounds. After students are familiar with the difference between high and low sounds, and know a few songs that demonstrate the two concepts, individual students can get in the mega sphere and when they hear high sounds the child expands the mega sphere by standing up, and when they hear low sounds the child squats down.
I have my students already stand up/squat down when learning high and low sounds, but this is something extra special that will catch the attention of your kiddos that may have a hard time with these sounds or are not your best participators. Also, this helps you as a teacher individually assess student’s ability to differentiate between high and low sounds without students even realizing it!
This Mega Sphere is available through www.amazon.com, but I bought mine through my local school store with a PO. They were able to order it and I could pick it up in store. I just got it on Friday and immediately hopped inside for a few minutes of fun!!