“Solar System Song” music therapy for children and adolescents

Age: 6-10 +/-
-Goal Area: Academic: Review of Solar System
-Objective: To help students learn the names of the planets and a few simple facts.
-Materials: song. You can also use pictures, mobiles, books….
-Method: Sing and teach
-Adaptations: (optional) Dress up the music and chords for older students.
-From: CanTeach.com with chorus by Amanda G. Ellis, MT-BC at “morewithmusic.com”
Margie couldn’t find their melodies but notes that it works well with “Ol’ Joe Clark” from Youtube. You can  tweak the chorus a little like
A                                                                                             G    A          
“Round and round the planets go round and round  the sun.”  

Chorus: With a round, round go around the planets go around the sun.
With a round, round, go around, the planets go around the sun. 
Mercury is hot and Mercury is small.
                                                                   G       A
Mercury has no atmosphere. It’s just a rocky ball.
            Venus has thick clouds that hide what is below.
            The air is foul, the ground is hot. It rotates very slow.
We love the Earth, our home: its oceans and its trees.
We eat its food.  We breath its air.  So no pollution, please.
            Mars is very red. It’s also dry and cold.
            Someday you might visit Mars if you are very bold.
Jupiter is big. We’ve studied it a lot.
We found that it has 16 moons and a big red spot.
            Saturn has big rings. We wondered what they were.
            Now we know they’re icy rocks-which we say as a blur.
Uranus and Neptune are so very far away.
Neptune has a frozen moon. That’s all there is to say.
Pluto – no more planethood. Your orbit doesn’t fit.
Neptune comes before you but you cross in front of it.  (by Margie)
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