Sunday, May 16, 2010

Plate Tectonics

Yes, you read the title of this post right! Here is a very basic song about Plate Tectonics.

Oh boy! This one was very hard to write. I had to work on this one several nights before I got it sounding halfway decent and with all the academic info included.

I wrote this song at the request of a teacher. Her class was studying Rocks, Volcanoes, Lava, Plate tectonics, Earthquakes, etc..

The students really liked the tune of it and we pre-programmed several voice output devices so nonverbal students could sing the chorus: "Crashing, sliding, and moving under; these are all things that plates do-they play a part." I wrote the song so that after describing each plate movement, students could participate by singing the chorus together.

So, here it is!

<a href="">Plate Tectonics by More with Music</a>

The earth's crust is made up of plates.
Plates that can change shape and plates that can move.

Crashing, sliding, and moving under
these are all things that plates do-they play a part.

When two plates crash together, the edges of the plates push up.
The two plates form a mountain from the bottom up.


When one plate slides against another,
it creates tension.
As the plates edges scrape together this breaks the earths' crust.
When the earth's crust breaks, the ground can shake.
When the ground shakes, it's called an earthquake.


When one plate moves under another
the earth's crust melts.
It spreads to form volcanoes and islands too.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Solute, Solvent, Solution

A solute mixed with solvent makes a solution.
Here's a song that helps teach a little chemistry!

This is a very basic, introductory song to help teach the following vocabulary words: solute, solvent, and solution. I imagine that chemistry would have been easier for me as a high school student, if I had had songs to help me learn topics and formulas.

<a href="">Solute, Solvent, Solution by More with Music</a>


Chorus: A solute mixed with solvent makes a solution. (Repeat)

A solute is a substance that dissolves to form a solution. (Repeat)


A solvent is a substance in which a solute dissolves. (Repeat)


A solution is a mixture of one or more solutes dissolved in a solvent. (Repeat)

This song is available for download by clicking on Download above. If you have any questions, please send an email to

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