Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The Science Teacher's Song book.

During #asechat last night the topic of songs to use in science lessons came up... well, ok, I brought it up.

I loved using songs during lessons (and now on CPD courses) often at the beginning to set the scene as the learners arrive or at the end when they're reviewing/reflecting on their learning.

Other educators obviously felt the same, and suggestions came in so I thought I'd collect some here.  The IOP PTNC email list also discussed songs to use in lessons a while ago - as you can see, Physicists have obviously given the topic some considerable thought.

If you have any other suggestions, let me know and I'll add them in.

Reproduction -  Grease 2
Let's talk about sex - Salt n Peppa
The Circle of Life - The Lion King
Breathe - Prodigy
Dry bones (the knee bones connected to...
The drugs don't work - The Verve
Food, glorious food - Oliver

The Elements Song - Tom Lehrer (to be played at every opportunity)
Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul (Electrolysis)
Mole day music video http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Mole-Day-Music-Video-from-the-Virtual-School-6297022/

Under Pressure - Queen
Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul (electrostatics, or magnetism)
Collide - Leona Lewis
Defying Gravity - Wicked
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys 
You spin me right round - Dead or Alive
Spinning around –  Kylie
Nine million bicycles - Katie Melua 
Adjusted bicycle version! Correct Physics 
It’s electricifying - John Travolta 
Lightning – The Wanted 
Can u feel the force - The Real Thing
Supernova – Oasis Oasis
Supermassive black hole - Twilight 
The sun is a mass of incandescent gas - Dottie Evans 
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong 
Chain Reaction – Diana Ross 
Atomic – Blondie
Danger High Voltage - Electric Six 
I've got the power - Snap
Sound of da police - KRS One 
He ain't heavy he's my brother - The Hollies (for gravity) 
Ray of Light - Madonna 
Moment like this - Leona Lewis 
Perfect moment - Martine McCutcheon 
Magic moments - Perry Como
Speed and Velocity - They might be Giants  
Why Does the Sun Shine? - They Might Be Giants
Somewhere over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo Ole   Judy Garland
Speed of light – Coldplay 
Our Velocity - Maximo Park
Apply some pressure - Maximo Park
Starlight - Muse
Black hole sun - Soundgarden
Strange Charm - Hank Green
Large Hadron Rap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

The Particle Physics song (Higgs, Higgs glorious Higgs)

And good bands:
Astrocapella http://www.astrocappella.com/songs.shtml
They might be Giants 'Here comes science'