If you had been an elementary school student in the 1960s, there might have been a dusty record player in a corner of your classroom, and a stack of scratchy educational records to choose from. And you might have heard songs like these playing in the background while you built a papier mache’ volcano with an orange juice concentrate container for its core, which you would later fill with baking soda and vinegar and red food coloring the night the parents came to see what you had been up to all year.
Why anyone can tell you what a mammal is
anyone who understands
they’re warm-blooded, have hair on their bodies
and suckle their young from mammary glands.
Hy Zaret and Lou Singer produced an amazing collection of science songs for kids back in the day as a six-record set, now available as an essential pile of 160kbps MP3s.