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  1. I have used music to engage students on lots of science topics, both KS3 and KS4. Youtube is a great resource for science songs on many topics, check out the rapping camel at http://youtu.be/YpGg-m8wyY4, once heard never forgotten!

    The classic “Singing Science records” were produced in the late 1950s / early 1960s by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer. Zaret’s main claim to fame is writing the lyrics to the classic “Unchained Melody” Three of the albums (the best three in my opinion) were performed by Tom Glazer, semi-famous 1940s folk musician and somewhat of a lyricist himself (he wrote “On Top of Spaghetti”). These records are now regarded by my students as being so cheesy that “they’re so bad they’re good” and complain they can’t get them out of their heads! These can be found and downloaded at: –

    http://web.archive.org/web/20060214151912/http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/

    I’m trying to convince our music department to reproduce them in an updated version.

    Allan Douglas

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