More ideas from our Taccle2 Handbooks for teachers, I couldn’t pass up an excuse to get Tom Lehrer on the Pontydysgu website!
Mark Rosengarten has recorded a lot of chemistry tutorials and songs. One of our favourites is “It’s a family thing” a song about a list of organic molecules. It’s great to use at the end of the lesson so that you can end the lesson on a high. You can also give students the link to use the song as a revision aid. Watch out for humming during exams!
The other classic song (which may only be familiar to those of us of a certain age) is Tom Lehrer’s ‘Elements Song’. Some versions have pictures of the elements for added interest. Or you can find a version with words. Divide the class into groups and let them have an impromptu karaoke session – can they keep up with him? A lyrics sheet may nelp! Total chaos but fun.
Divide your class into groups and ask them to write their own song about something they are learning in chemistry. Create a podcast using Audacity (or GarageBand on a Mac). If you don’t feel confident about that, make a PowerPoint and add a voice over. Or use Helloslide or Knovio.
All of the Taccle2 handbooks are available to download for free from the Taccle2 website.