Science Sing-a-long

Taking Root
(participating on activities with families)

Age suitability: 3-11 years

Effort required: (1=less work - 5=more work)

Pre-activity: 2
During activity: 2
Post-activity: 1

Turn your school choir practice into a parents and families class Science Sing-a-long.

To use scientific language to communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways.

To explore science concepts through song.

  1. Speak with your school choir leader or music service to explain the vision.
  2. Together select a selection of songs (linked to your science topic that term or varied) that the choir can learn prior to the Science Sing-a-long. This will mean that there is a set of children already familiar with the songs
  3. In your lessons prepare your class by sharing the lyrics. Task them to talk about the scientific language and pick up on any preconceptions that you feel may need addressing.
  4. Invite parents or families to the choir practice and together with the choir leader, enjoy teaching the songs to the new audience.
  5. Film or record the performance at the end of the evening. To take this further why not showcase the songs at the School Summer Fair, Christmas concert or school assembly.

Choose science songs with a familiar tune – e.g. setting science words to ‘She’ll be coming round the mountain’.

Take it one step at a time – do what’s feasible… but be inspirational!

Use your music service support and link with your local music hub.

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