Capturing the Imagination with Science Songs: Classroom Applications

Presented by
Michael Offutt, Barrington High School (retired) (IL)

Capturing the Imagination with Science Songs: Classroom Applications. Science songs can be useful in scaffolding a dynamic and creative curriculum at all levels of science education. An effective way to capture the imagination of students and energize the classroom, songs are good for the brain, and can promote deeper thinking and a better understanding of content. This session offers practical advice on writing and performing science songs for use in class and considers how to apply them effectively with students. Topics will include levels of engagement, collaborative student song writing projects, learning modalities, so-called "zombie learning theories," earworms, and five "secrets" of successful science songwriting. Even though the presentation is online, you WILL be expected to sing along.