CHAPTER 1 "Planet Earth" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE Earth is big. To make it easier to study,
scientists break it down onto 3 or 4 smaller parts: Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, (and Astronomy).
CHAPTER 2 "Dude Longitude" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | VIDEO Latitude and longitude – horizontal and vertical - which is which? Listen to this rap about maps and you’ll never forget it again.
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CHAPTER 3 "My Answers" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE This one covers a lot of important, basic stuff – atoms, elements, compounds and minerals. Silicate minerals (which contain oxygen and silicone) make up 90% of the earth’s crust.
CHAPTER 4 "iRock!" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE
The rock cycle. Liquid hot mmm-magma cools to form igneous rock. Sedimentary rock is made from… well, sediment. Metamorphic rock is formed through great pressure and/or heat. I ROCK!!
CHAPTER 5 "The Source" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE
Our main energy source is the sun. A natural resource can be renewable or non-renewable. Renewable resources replace themselves quickly. Non-renewable take many years to replace.
CHAPTER 7 "Pangaea" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE
Jamaican party song!! The Earth is divided into 3 layers – crust, mantle and core. The surface of the crust is made up of large tectonic plates which slowly move and cause eathquakes.
CHAPTER 8 "Seismology Matters" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE
Picking up where Pangaea left off, this song is about earthquakes, seismic waves and faults at the edges of tectonic plates. What is the Richter Scale anyway? Does seismology really matter?
CHAPTER 11 "H2O Flow" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES| YOUTUBE
The water cycle is the movement of water from the air onto land into the ground and back to water sources. Jay Zed raps and retro-funks his way through the details for ya – “ooohh yeeeah…”
CHAPTER 3 "Speed" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE Speed = distance divided by time… Velocity, acceleration, force, friction – it’s all in here. One or two listens to this garage punk song & you’ll never forget this stuff – even if you want to!
CHAPTER 2 "It's Alive!" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | YOUTUBE
How do you know if something is alive? OMG - how do you know if you’re alive??? Wooooooo!!!… This song, about cells, senses, reproduction & growth, will help you make sure that you still are.
CHAPTER 3a "All The Pieces" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | VIDEO Cells are tiny, but somehow contain all the chemical pieces necessary for life. This crazy tune is about those pieces: Proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, ATP, nucleic acids and DNA.
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CHAPTER 7 "Evolution" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES| VIDEO
Populations accumulate inherited changes over time through evolution. Adaptations, vestigial structures, common ancestors, it's all here! Evolution - have you evolved lately?
CHAPTER 8 "Where Life Began" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES| VIDEO
Kinda the same topic as the previous song, sometimes controversial, sometimes not. This is a song about finding your own answers & making up your own mind. Prokaryotes → cyanobacteria → eukaryotes (us!).
CHAPTER 10 "Bacteria Frontiers" MP3 | LYRICS | NOTES | VIDEO Bacteria are useful stuff - really, they are! Makes insulin, decomposes dead plants & provides nitrogen for living ones. See - awesome! Now, viruses, on the other hand...