Nursery Rhymes Lyrics can Teach Science to Children.
Did you know that using nursery rhymes lyrics in our with children can help them learn to read? Children love to sing and say them. Consequently, they can easily track these poems on charts or in books. Therefore, we decided that if we changed the lyrics of the rhymes to cover scientific concepts, our students would be able to recite and remember the scientific information while they tracked and read each rhyme.
The “Mother Goose Meets Mother Nature” curriculum was born.
We got busy pairing a Mother Goose Rhyme to a scientific concept and then changed the nursery rhyme lyrics. We put each rhyme into a book that children could hold and read. The books include full-color illustrations to help children decipher the text. Each book also includes a title page, a dedication page, and the full rhyming text on the back cover. The books are also done as a PowerPoint eBook that you can show on an interactive whiteboard, computer, or TV screen.
This bundle includes the first six books:
Jack and Jill climb up a very big hill to fetch a pail of ice. When they return down the mountain, they discover how temperature changes the states of water. The ice melts to liquid and as they apply even more heat, they watch it bubble and turn to steam.
Little Miss Muffet has learned exactly how spiders and insects are different. She observes and discovers important scientific facts about each and overcomes her fear of spiders.
Humpty Dumpty is an eaglet that ventures out of its shell, off of a ledge, and flies above, around, and below. He learns new positional words and how important it is to try his best.
Jack the nimble may be able to jump a candlestick, but can he jump his own shadow? As he tries this new impressive trick, he discovers he cannot. He must learn how shadows are made and where they come from. With the sun as his teacher, he learns why shadows follow their source and therefore, cannot be jumped.
Jack Sprat helps his wife understand how to have a balanced diet that includes protein even though she does not want to eat meat. As married couples do not always agree, they learn together about the different food groups and how important it is to have servings from each.
The familiar Mother Goose rhyme of Mary Had a Little Lamb takes a turn when Mary’s one lamb is sheared. She then possesses two snakes and discovers their skin is different. Finally, she has three birds with yet another type of covering. Eventually, Mary learns that each of the animal’s coverings exists to help them survive in their habitat. The numbers of each animal are intentional and get the child counting. After reading the book, the student can add additional animals with higher digits and continue the pattern.