I always hear my students singing the song, "What Does the Fox Say" and I thought I'd change the lyrics to make it about inherited traits--I call it-"Who do you look like?" This song is full of inherited traits and the students already know the tune and all the extra 'odd' noises.
This includes the lyrics and a place where you can find music. (See below also).
This would be a great song to make a video of the students singing. They could even hold up a picture of their family or mom/dad when they sing the part, "Who do you look like?" You could easily include movements to go with it...for example pointing to the different features when it is being sung (hair type, eye color, height, etc.) Be creative-let your students be creative and come up with motions.
NC Essential Standards for 5th grade.
Strand: Evolution and Genetics
5.L.3 Understand why organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism.
Explain why organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism.
Give examples of likenesses that are inherited and some that are not.
Music can be found at:
1. Type this in youtube:
Ylvis - The Fox (What Does The Fox Say) instrumental with lyrics (Karaoke)
>This is an Instrumental Version with the original lyrics…you can use this to guide where you would be with the song.
Instrumental Version- No lyrics.