Hi! It’s Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Age Range: Varies (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)
Learning science facts and concepts is easier when the information is set to music. At this website, provided by science professors, musicians, teachers, and other collaborators, you’ll find a free archive of thousands of songs and videos that teach science and math. Some of the songs are “suitable for second graders, others might only appeal to tenured professors.”
Some of the songs are free to listen to or view, while most songs link to websites where you can purchase them. However, there are free sound samples provided for the songs – and just listening to the samples is educational. A few of the samples are full-length, so you can listen to the entire song for free! Plus, most of the videos are free to view on YouTube.
Not only that, the site provides free lesson plans that incorporate music to learn about earth science, chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, microbiology and more. New content is being added continuously.
When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured videos – great fun to watch! Then, use the “Find/Add Songs” on the menu to search the database. Be sure to watch the “video tutorial” for helpful tips on using the search engine to find tunes that suit your student’s interests.
Once you click on a song, you’ll get information on the album title (if any), the performer, the writer, and a lyrics page to view (for most songs). As I mentioned previously, you can buy songs that you like. If you click on “Buy” a new page opens to the website of the song performer or producer (where you can purchase the songs). In many cases, you can hear MORE sound clips or full-length versions beyond what was available on the SingAboutScience website!
To reiterate, there are a number of full-length songs and videos that you can listen to absolutely FREE.
Searching through the songs and listening to the music can take some time. Bookmark the site so you can return whenever you’re in the mood for science tunes to enhance learning.