by Doug & Dorry Eldon
In a nutshell this is a singing science text for understanding the concepts of Life Science using traditional, patriotic and camp tunes of long ago. This program is highly effective for students who are listening-auditory as well as verbal-auditory in their learning modalities. Also a great way for everyone to learn the science concepts presented in these wonderful books and CD's. Volume 1 covers many diverse topics such as: the scientific method, characteristics of all living things, vascular plants, algae, fungi and non vascular plants, invertebrates, birds, and several types of microscopic organisms.
Learning science can be like learning a new language, and this method has proven to help learners. Based on research in learning theory and how the brain processes, stores, and retrieves information - the dual-brain system and multi-modal teaching, using novelty and increased emotional involvement, association and "chunking," repetition, rhyme, rhythm, and visual imagery - and based on the experience of teachers and students, using lyrics and music is an effective way to teach and learn.