Science Songs

A classroom favourite is getting your students to write a song, poem or mnemonic to help them to remember a sequence. This could be the colours of the rainbow

(Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain),

or the planets of the solar system

My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets

Or the electromagnetic spectrum song…

As the above video shows, you don’t have to be a great singer to become a YouTube sensation. Get your students to record their own songs using programmes such as Audacity or Garage Band.  They could share them as audio files using AudioBoo or SoundCloud.

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5 Responses to “Science Songs”

  1. nic daniels
    Nic Daniels August 17, 2012 at 18:51 #

    And learning the periodic table can be more fun:

  2. angelarees
    angelarees August 20, 2012 at 15:36 #

    And you can’t beat a bit of Tom Lehrer, I love this flash animation too…

  3. Jenny Hughes
    jenhughes August 29, 2012 at 10:42 #

    Go and watch the whole series of Periodic Videos on You Tube – they are brilliant.

  4. Jesús Martínez October 22, 2012 at 22:08 #

    It´s a good option to learn this kind of contents to foster the learner´s motivation, but If we develop this songs with total physical response (TPR) (with movements), above all in the earlier stages they´ll acquire it much more.

  5. Raquel Abellán Valera November 4, 2012 at 13:28 #

    Considero que esta actividad es buena para que los alumnos aprendan contenidos conceptuales a la vez que se divierten y utilizan las nuevas tecnologías. Gracias a esta actividad los alumnos se motivan a aprender, interactúan con sus compañeros e incluso pienso que serviría de gran ayuda para que aquellos niños que son más tímidos pierdan la vergüenza. Pienso que la edad para llevar a cabo esta actividad es apropiada e incluso se podría trabajar con alumnos de menor edad prestando los maestros más ayuda.

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