The Elements

Lyrics to the DNA Song

Verse 1

I want to tell ya ’bout DNA
It’s the reason why you look this way.
It’s a code that tells our cells what to do.
It makes me me and makes you you.
It stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid
If you can pronounce it, you’re truly fantastic.

It has two strands, making a double helix.
They can split apart though to copy a sequence.
Every new cell gets an identical copy.
It’s happening right now all over our bodies.

Chorus
DNA to RNA to Protein
It’s the way the code is read.
DNA to RNA to Protein
It is the central dogma of biology.

Verse 2
It’s made of two strands that like to stick together.
Hydrogen bonds, the helix is clever.
Only four prats of the DNA code
G, C, A, and T that’s all
They are copied by cells into RNA.
It’s called transcription, but there is more to say.

Chorus
DNA to RNA to Protein
It’s the way the code is read.
DNA to RNA to Protein
It is the central dogma of biology.

Verse 3
RNA is really just another code too.
But our cells know what to do.
The RNA code is read by ribosomes.
That makes proteins for the cellular home.
It’s called translation and when it’s through,
The proteins they make, well they make you you.

Chorus
DNA to RNA to Protein
It’s the way the code is read.
DNA to RNA to Protein
It is the central dogma of biology.

Verse 4
If you stretched out your DNA end-to-end
You’d reach the sun four times and back again.
If you took the DNA from only one cell,
It would be this tall, I want to hear you yell.

Photosynthesis

Written by Dr. Polley and performed with second grade students.

Alfred Wegener and Continental Drift

Written by Dr. Polley and performed with fourth grade students.
 

Scientific Method Song

Written by Dr. Polley and performed with fourth grade students.

Lyrics to the Scientific Method Song

Verse 1

Make an observation of world around you.
Ask a simple question; then you test if it is true.
Before you start, make an educated guess.
That’s what you call a hypothesis.
Once you have a control and a variable
Amazing results are possible.

Chorus
Make an observation.
Ask a question.
Form a hypothesis and make a prediction.
Do a test or experimentation.
Analyze data and draw a conclusion.

Verse 2
Independent Variable: The condition that changes compared to your control.
Control: An experimental sample where nothing has changed at all
And when your results come rolling in,
You can draw a conclusion.

Chorus
Make an observation.
Ask a question.
Form a hypothesis and make a prediction.
Do a test or experimentation.
Analyze data and draw a conclusion.

Verse 3
Miss Carter steals my candy every day.
So I gave her candy with Compound A.
And then I count the times this crazy strong woman,
Eats out of the garbage can.
And then I count the days she falls and starts to squirm,
She might be turning into a worm.

Chorus
Make an observation.
Ask a question.
Form a hypothesis and make a prediction.
Do a test or experimentation.
Analyze data and draw a conclusion.

Verse 4
I cannot be sure now if it’s Compound A.
She might eat garbage anyway.
So I gave her normal candy to compare.
It’s the control and essential here.
When we add up all the data, we can say
There’s wormy power in Compound A.

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