December 8, 2011

A Little Ditty

Have you ever had that little ditty stuck in your head and couldn't quit singing or humming it?  Students in Mrs. Haines' science class are learning about the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, and other features of the earth by incorporating popular music songs with science lyrics.  The familiar tune and catchy words make it easier for the students to remember key vocabulary and topics.  One of the songs we have incorporated is "Black and Yellow" by rapper Wiz Khalifa.  The lyrics have been changed to teach the students about plate tectonics, the Earth's crust, and mantle.  The lyrics and video are by Mr. Lee, who also has several other songs with educational topics.  Check out the video, and I'll bet you won't be able to stop singing the familiar chorus for the rest of the day! http://www.cleanvideosearch.com/media/action/yt/watch?videoId=RiHRI_Z2Kgs