Does anyone know any cute physics songs that are not Rap? I did find one on Newton's Law of Motion to the tune of Locomotion.

Brenda Hornaday
Brenda Hornaday
760 Activity Points

I am so glad you are staying away from "educational rap songs", many students find that genre annoying beyond belief. At any rate, I did my best searching for something along your parameters however yielded nothing. But I did find this cool video about black holes that could be used as a hook for a lesson, depending on the age of student that is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWm8fmkTsUo

Logan Danna
Logan
1200 Activity Points

Wow! my kids are so motivated by music, Where did you find the physics "locomotion "song. Thank you. Renie Martin

Maureen Martin
Maureen Martin
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The Flocabulary site has a wealth of poems and music, and there is some rap music too!

Lisa Mozer
Lisa Mozer
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I like your idea of having songs for science! I feel like that is a great way to get students engaged and motivated. I know hearing song in school that pertained to learning helped me remember things. I can always remember the 50 states and capital song from 4th grade. Students I think would be more eager to learn the song without really realizing they are actually learning something along the way!

Halle Moshier
Halle Moshier
2825 Activity Points

Its a cute song and very informative that students would like to hear in their physics class about distance and displacement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5JiPcLMzoo

Imani Gilmore
Imani Gilmore
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Brenda, I have never thought of cute physics songs that I could incorporate in a science lesson. I think a cute physics song will engage the students to want to learn science. In addition students will be able to remember the lesson because the song is fun to listen and they can dance to it. Science should be fun not boring! A song can be incorporated in the hook or at the beginning of the lesson to get the students attention.

Lory Hernandez
Lory Hernandez
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I like Mr. Parr's science songs. I often play them as background music during class activities and afterschool. Kids often tell me that I ruined the real songs for them, because they can only remember the science lyrics when they hear it on the radio, because i play them so often.

Amy George
Amy George
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Now this is a good post. Go on YouTube and Google, there are a few. The mysteries are out there, but the vanilla quests sadly revolve around the mainstream chanels. I like that you want to avoid the raps. I recall heavy frustration with them as a high school student. 

Sam Adams
Sam Adams
1618 Activity Points

They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science

Ross Winberg
Ross Winberg
70 Activity Points

They Might Be Giants is a good group. Also, corny, but the old Grammar Rock series also has a Science Rock component with gravity, electricity, and other physics stuff.

Daniel Carroll
Daniel Carroll
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I just YouTubed it just by putting "Newton Laws Song" (my ipad isn't letting me copy and paste the links). But it's super easy! Hope this helped!

Larosa Etienne
larosa etienne
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http://sciencepoems.net/ is a great website with tons of science songs and poems to choose from. I suggest writing out the poem/song on chart paper for students to use as a reference throughout the unit. I hope this helps.

Nicole Bristol
Nicole Bristol
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Thank you for posting this and providing the link! I will be using the songs and poems in my future classroom. :]

Mary Gonzalez
Mary Gonzalez
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Thank you for this link. I am thinking of having my students add this to their science journal. My students love having references to help them remember things.

Kimberly McNorton
Kimberly McNorton
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Thanks so much for this link. I'll use it a lot!!!

Charla Cook
Charla Cook
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I feel that when you add songs to learning that the students would understand the concept better and remember it better then without a song.

Michelle Finzen
Michelle Finzen
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okCCGxWs_L8 This is not *technically* rap, but it is a slightly annoying pop culture song; however, that being said, kids love this song ("What does the Fox say?" --> "What's Newton's Law Say?") so it might stick! Good luck!

Jenna Bucklew
Jenna Bucklew
655 Activity Points

I found this to be a great song for physics. It is about our solar system.  [center][b]Oh, the sun is a star. It’s our closest star. It’s just 93 million miles away.[/b][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=2][b]It gives us heat and light. It makes the world just right. We’re getting solar energy every day.[/b][/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=2][b]Solar power heats our water and homes And it makes electricity. Solar power is a natural resource When we convert its energy.[/b][/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=2][b]Oh, the sun is a star. Its light can travel far. Hot gases burn at 10,000 degrees.[/b][/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=2][b]As it shines its light, Plants can grow just right, So the Earth is great for you and me.[/b][/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=2][b]Solar power heats our water and homes And it makes electricity. Solar power is a natural resource When we convert its energy.[/b][/size][/color][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=2][b]Oh, the sun is a star. It’s our closest star. It’s just 93 million miles away.[/b][/size][/color][/center]

Luke Guist
Luke Guist
220 Activity Points

I really like this song because it can be used in a lot of different age groups. Younger children could just read it but older ones could possibly have to remember some information and recite it back at a later time.

Abby Neighbors
Abby Neighbors
250 Activity Points

Songs are a fun and engaging way to make students interested about the topic!

Abby Neighbors
Abby Neighbors
250 Activity Points

This is a fun way to engage students in Physics.  I know of bio songs, but didn't think about Physics songs.  Thanks for all the great ideas!

Bridget Warnke
Bridget Dontz
425 Activity Points

Check out Mr. Edmonds on youtube. I especially like his mass vs. weight song.

Toby Orenbuch
Toby Orenbuch
35 Activity Points

Do you know "The Electromagnetic Spectrum" song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjOGNVH3D4Y

It is truly awful, but the chorus is great for remembering the order of the electromagnetic spectrum. My students still sing it to themselves years after hearing it.

David Budden
David Budden
20 Activity Points

http://www.songsforteaching.com/physicssongs/ Here is a whole bunch of physics songs. I only looked at a few of them on this website, but I'm sure they are all catchy and fun!

Abby Lowman
Abby Lowman
705 Activity Points

Look for Physics Pholk Songs by David and Ginger Hildebrand. I have the CD and they have 14 physics songs - not rap for sure. Entertaining and pretty accurate. You may be able to download and not need a CD.

Donald Boonstra
Donald Boonstra
8305 Activity Points

What grade level are the songs for?

Abby Neighbors
Abby Neighbors
250 Activity Points

Thanks for the great ideas! I hope I can find some that work!

Emilly Carter
Emilly Collins
280 Activity Points

Abby, The songs do not have grade levels. The difficulty of the topics range from fairly easy to upper high school. You would have to listen and then decide on appropriateness.

Donald Boonstra
Donald Boonstra
8305 Activity Points

Songs are definitely a good way for the younger students to learn. Since they love to move around and they can not sit through a full lesson, having them memorize songs and dances would enhance the lessons. Videos of what is being taught to the students would also help their comprehension. For example, showing a video on flowers growing if you are teaching them about petals, roots, and seeds.

Isaacah Bell
isaacah bell
1900 Activity Points

I absolutely agree! Incorporating music (especially having students create a song) into a lesson is a great way to add fine arts into a curriculm. It also allows the students to have a diverse learning environment. It would let the students get their "wiggles" out in a fun, educational manner, and if the students are creating a song, they are also thinking creatively and critically!

Erika Padilla
Erika Padilla
665 Activity Points

Music is a universal medium that should be used more often in the classroom. There are several online resources such as YouTube and Flocabulary to name a few that teachers can use to engage their students with their lesson content. Educational songs can really help students make connections with the given subject matter and their learning experiences more memorable.

Ayodele Shofoluwe
Ayodele Shofoluwe
505 Activity Points

Check out the song "The Sick Note". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8uODpt79Ak Also know as "Why Paddy's Not at Work Today." You can Google the lyrics and give them to students. I've had students illustrate the stages of the song. They can do free body diagrams for each stage.

David Vernot
David Vernot
3330 Activity Points

For poems, check out the book Science Verse, but the same folks who wrote Math Curse and The Stinky Cheese Man.

David Vernot
David Vernot
3330 Activity Points

Flocabulary is a good source although sometimes their songs can be too difficult to remember or understand what they are saying. I am also a fan of Mr. Parr's science songs because they are already familiar with the song.

Mayra Aguilar
Mayra Aguilar
480 Activity Points

Perhaps students could create the songs--an opportunity for them to combine their knowledge of physics with their creativity!

Mary Bigelow
Mary Bigelow
8155 Activity Points

Hi Brenda, What a great idea to incorporate songs when teaching physics. I had a hard time with physics when I took it in high school and in college. Learning a physics song would have been helpful especially when learning the formulas. I see a few people have mentioned Flocabulary. It is a good source and it grasps students attention. As mentioned before, asking students to create a song is a great way to differentiate instruction.

Nayeli Salas
Nayeli Salas
910 Activity Points

For younger children you should check out Peter Weatherall  A push or a pull.

Cindy Rosser
Cindy Rosser
565 Activity Points

I am new to teaching and science.  When I was growing up my mom used to sing an addition song to me. Using songs is a great way to learn and remember the material being taught.  

I hope I can find some songs that will work with my classes.  I teach at Apollo Middle School.  The kids are a little rough, so I need to find something that will not be too corny.  

Tammye Paz
Tammye Paz
208 Activity Points

I'm in a teacher prep program, and one of my instructors used this density song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSupQZQqaPk

Wyatt Anderson
Wyatt Anderson
300 Activity Points

Thank you Everyone!  Such an awesome resource! =P Here's a link to a google doc with them on it.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rxQWMYGeT5TVmPGMz4tiaplvK7hgMMn9CHbUvLOt4Ns/edit?usp=sharing

Charmaine Kimoto
Charmaine Kimoto
465 Activity Points

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