|unrelated to our science studies, but taken at a science museum|
The Science Songs of our Listening Loop grew out of a regret. I purchased the book and CD for Lyrical Life Science Volume 1 (used on Cathswap) but we didn't listen to it for a full year. That sort of thing is typical in my experience. We might not do everything on my list, but I rarely remember resources that aren't in the lesson plans.
To rectify that omission, this year, I pulled together some science songs, songs that suited the science for First Son and First Daughter, and we play them at the appropriate time in our loop. Here's our science playlist for 2015-2016.
- from The Elements
- Bonding Song
- Chemical Compounds Song
- Periodic Table Jumping Song
- from Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants (I wrote about this CD many years ago.)
- Meet the Elements
- What Is a Shooting Star?
- How Many Planets?
- Why Does the Sun Shine?
- Why Does the Sun Really Shine?
- Solid Liquid Gas
- Put It to the Test
- from Lyrical Life Science Volume 1
- Algae, Fungi, and Nonvascular Plants
- Vascular Plants
- Scientific Method
First Son (sixth grade) is following the Level 3 Year 1 plans at Mater Amabilis: astronomy and plants. First Daughter (third grade) is starting the year with The Elements and then moving on to other chemistry with a conglomeration of materials I cobbled together because I like them. Second Daughter's science (first grade) is Birds so she only had the one contribution. They are also all studying some form of geology this year, but I didn't look for any geological options. These were songs I had or knew already. If you have other suggestions, please share them!
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