SWT in the classroom
There are so many ways to harness the power of music and video in your science classroom. Here are a few!
SONGS BY TOPIC
Tom has been making science music videos since 2008 and there is a huge back catalogue of songs to show in your class, particularly if you teach biology. Click below to see a list of videos organized by scientific topic
Do your students already love an existing Science With Tom video and want to perform it themselves? We're experimenting with a new Karaoke series, currently including "Please Don't Kill My Hive", "Phenotype," and "Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick." Try out your lyrical skills!
Watching videos is OK, but having students write their own is where the real learning happens. But how can you help scaffold that experience without using too much class time? Check out "Verse Two"!
We're experimenting with simple worksheets to accompany our interviews with scientists. Our first iteration is for our "Cell Structure & Function" interview with cancer biologist Jasmaine Williams. Try the worksheet out with your students and please let us know what you think!
FILL IN THE PLANCK
The perfect blend of low time commitment and student participation, this rhyming quiz gives your students a chance to show what they know while singing along. We're still figuring out the ideal format, so send us feedback!
One of the best ways to motivate student creativity is to host a live show where they show off their talents. Tom has rocked live shows at schools around the world, and integrates student performances (singing, dancing) and wild crowd participation into a science-themed musical extravaganza.