Gravenstein students are learning about UV light, and how it gets converted into visible light. This lesson was inspired by a presentation SSU chemistry professor Dr. Steven Farmer gives to high school students.
Ultraviolet Song C Am There's a different type of light that comes from the sun F E I can tell you from experience, this light is lots of fun C Am It's called ultraviolet light, or UV F E And it's a type of light, that you cannot see C Am But when this light, hits something white F E It turns into, a different type of light Chorus C Am Now if there are, some germs that you detect F E You can use, UV to disinfect C Am Here's another thing that you should learn F E It's ultraviolet light, that gives you a sunburn C Am Regular light is made up of a rainbow, F E UV lights, add purple so you know Chorus: F E F E Ultraviolet, you can't see it, ultraviolet, you can't see it, F E Am Ultraviolet, you can't see it.... light
Gravenstein students have been studying mountain lions this month, using curriculum developed by Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Living with Lions project, which also traps and tracks local pumas. I wrote a song about mountain lions, and have added the chords and lyrics below.
Luna the Puma C Am My name is Luna, the mountain lion C Am I don't give up, I keep on trying C Am I'm getting ready, to go on a hunt C Am Cause I like to eat lots of deer, for lunch C Am When I see a deer, I pounce C Am I take it to my den, ounce by ounce F E I feed it to my kittens, for free F E They laugh and play, with glee C Am Then I'm heading back to my territory C Am If you try to take it, you'll be sorry C Am If you want to get the facts C Am Pay attention to my tracks C Am If you're out with your troop C Am Always stay with the group F E If I see you, I might think you're my prey F E So stand up nice and tall, and yell out "hey" F E Some call me cougar, some call me puma F E Some call me panther, but you can call me Luna
Gravenstein students have been learning about the science of sound by making rubber band guitars. They have been learning about light waves by mixing different colors of light. I wrote songs to help them to remember what they learned.
Sound Waves Song (with chords for guitar or piano) C G Am F Sound waves, sound waves, we're making sound waves How fast do they go? How fast do they go? Mach One! C G Am F Light waves, light waves, we're mixing light waves Light travels in a straight line (sing twice) We need light to see things (sing twice) Some things reflect light (sing twice) Light is made of lots of colors (sing twice) The fastest thing in the universe (sing twice) Einstein dreamed he rode a wave (sing twice)