Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Teaching SS and Science through song - I like the sound of that!

Have you ever heard of Mr. Parr's Youtube channel? If you teach science, you have GOT to check it out!!  He is a teacher who takes modern pop songs, changes the lyrics, and autotunes his voice.  It is AH mazing and my kids love it!  

Check out the newest Social Studies one he did all about Early American Settlements:

I teach science for both sections of fifth grade and I use his videos as a brain break, or as a review session. I save the ones I want to my youtube playlist and have the kids draw numbered sticks to see which one to play.  Here's one of my favorites about light and color:

and another about the scientific method:

and the moon phases:

You'll have to check out allll of his movies, from insects to rock cycles, constellations to the food chain.  And the best part-- they're free!  

I love them, and my kids often tell me that they've watched them after school and BEG me to play their favorites!

Just another way to spice up the curriculum!


  1. How funny! I just came across his You Tube channel this weekend. I love his songs! I can't wait to use them in the classroom. I'm sure the kids will love that he uses popular songs. I thought he only had Science songs. Super excited he has some Social Studies songs.

    Fifth Grade Wit and

  2. I AM SO EXCITED THAT YOU SHARED THIS THAT I CAN BARELY STAND IT! I'm adding, adding, adding songs onto my Symbaloo Science boards. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Aren't the videos GREAT!? I {heart} them.. he has waaaaay more science videos than social studies, in fact, the one I have on my page is the first one I have seen in a long time. Glad to share the word about Mr. Parr!

  4. I am going to share this with my teammates! Thank you SO much for posting these videos!! Awesome!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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