Monday, June 18, 2012

Music Monday

I would love to say that we have spent many trips listening to great music and with a great selection, however, the only song I can discuss at the moment is Lucy's current obsession.  


I introduced her to They Might be Giants not to long ago, and we started with "Why does the Sun Shine."  She LOVES this song.  It is currently on repeat in the car and she can sing almost all the lyrics to it.  I am not complaining because it is extremely educational, and I figure, if she can learn almost everything about the sun by singing a song, I am all for it.  I mean, just check out these lyrics...if your four year old could sing almost the whole song word for word, you would be pretty proud too right?


Why does the Sun Shine


The sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnaceWhere hydrogen is built into heliumAt a temperature of millions of degrees
Yo ho, it's hot, the sun is notA place where we could liveBut here on Earth there'd be no lifeWithout the light it gives
We need its lightWe need its heatWe need its energyWithout the sun, without a doubtThere'd be no you and me
The sun is a mass of incandescent gasA gigantic nuclear furnaceWhere hydrogen is built into heliumAt a temperature of millions of degrees
The sun is hot
It is so hot that everything on it is a gas: iron, copper, aluminum, and many others.
The sun is large
If the sun were hollow, a million Earths could fit inside. And yet, the sun is only a middle-sized star.
The sun is far away
About 93 million miles away, and that's why it looks so small.
And even when it's out of sightThe sun shines night and day
The sun gives heatThe sun gives lightThe sunlight that we seeThe sunlight comes from our own sun'sAtomic energy
Scientists have found that the sun is a huge atom-smashing machine. The heat and light of the sun come from the nuclear reactions of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and helium.*
The sun is a mass of incandescent gasA gigantic nuclear furnaceWhere hydrogen is built into heliumAt a temperature of millions of degrees

1 comment:

  1. I have trouble even reading the song, I can't imagine singing it, she is so smart!

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