Song: Simple Machines

Song: Simple Machines

Originally uploaded by anselm23

I wrote my first mnemonic song today. One of my tutoring students, who speaks limited English, was having difficulty memorizing a list of the simple machines for a quiz. So I wrote this song on the spot and helped her memorize it. It took about ten minutes.

I will do this again. I found it to be quite powerful and immediately useful. So did she. And so did all the science teachers I gave it to in my building.

Click on the photo to go to the Flickr photo of the words. I may do a recording of it, but I’m not sure what the copyright issues are for using your own lyrics with someone else’s music.

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