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.



  1. Wow, Amanda! Color me impressed, and feeling just a little inferior. Ahem!
    :-) Go, girl!

  2. Hey Roia!
    Thanks! Glad you liked it. :)