Super-Solid Science Songs for Kids! By Rob Walsh
Looking for science songs with really solid instructional content? As a science teacher, so was I, but I was frustrated by what I found out there: Most of the science songs I heard for kids would mention only one or two facts, while spending the majority of the song singing about things that are entertaining but not particularly instructive.
I was unhappy with that. If I was going to dedicate class time to science songs, I wanted to make sure they packed a lot of instruction into the lyrics, to maximize the learning benefits. The whole point, it seemed to me, was to help kids grasp science concepts through a different medium. I didn't see any reason why science songs couldn't be fun for kids and yet chock full of information from beginning to end.
And so I wrote these songs. This collection of fun tunes will keep kids amused and entertained while teaching them essential science concepts. A number of them have amusing ends to them, which makes students all the more eager to hear the songs again and again.
In this packet, you'll receive 17 songs in mp3 format, the lyrics, the chords (in case you'd like to perform them yourself for your students), and a cloze activity for each song. The cloze worksheet includes the lyrics of the songs with key words left blank. A word bank at the bottom helps them fill in the answers. I often my students listen to a song first, then fill out the cloze worksheets while the music plays in the background. I have also used it as a quiz to see how much they remember without the music playing.
This has been an enormously successful venture in my classroom. The kids love it, and they learn a great deal in a really fun way. Enjoy!
Here are the songs included:
The Matter Song
The Insect Song
The Meteorology Song
The Water Cycle Never Ends
The Metric Song
The Rock Cycle Blues
Metals Are Conductors
Parts of Plants
Sink or Float
Spelling The Water Cycle
The Garbage Song