Below, you will find a list of the Science Explosion – “Earth Science” – songs, written by Fred Ribits. Included are both the vocal track and the instrumental track. All of the lyrics, critical thinking questions, and mind-mapping opportunities for each song, can be found by viewing or downloading “Sing the Science Standards Songbook.”
Song Title and Description
Broken Rocks — A song (1:14) for middle school students on erosion.
Earth Materials — A song (1:04) for elementary students on the materials we get from the earth that benefit our lives.
Earth Movement — A song (0:38) for elementary students about the movement of the Earth.
Fossils, Fossils — A song (0:59) for elementary students on the possible location of fossils and how they help us understand Earth history. Sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
Go with the Flow — A song (0:54) for middle school students on the movement of water molecules through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Sung to the tune of “London Bridges.”
Humidity — A song (0:49) for elementary students all about humidity.
Natural Changes — A song (1:14) for elementary and middle school students on the formation of volcanic rock from the Earth.
Seasons — A song (0:46) for elementary students on the cause and characteristics of our seasons.
Solar System — A song (0:48) for elementary students on the composition of our planetary solar system.
States of Water — A song (0:45) for elementary and middle school students on the three states of water and how they appear on the Earth.
Surface Features — A song (1:00) for elementary students on the Earth’s surface features.
The Good Old Earth — A song (0:59) for middle school students on the characteristics of Planet Earth. Sung to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare.”
Water Cycle — A song (1:20) for middle school students all about the water cycle. The most popular Science Explosion song of all time. This song is also available as a video. Over one million hits on YouTube and over ten million hits on TeacherTube.
Water Sources — A song (0:48) for elementary students on the various sources of water that are used by humans.
Weather and Climate — A song (1:04) for elementary students about the difference between weather and climate. Sung to the tune of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Weather Tools — A song (0:46) for elementary and middle school students on the various tools used to study weather. Sung to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”