Anyone who has kids is probably on the look out for good kids songs that don't drive the parents crazy. Anyone who has spent some time in our car knows that we have a collection of kitschy science songs that the kids love.
Those songs were originally from a 6 LP set called "Ballads for the age of science" made in the 50's and 60's. It covers subjects such as Space, Weather, Energy and other science subjects in an optimistic and fun way without dumbing it down for kids.
Yesterday I happened to find them online for your downloading pleasure!
UPDATE UPDATE! You can now buy them on Amazon.com and on iTunes!
They're currently $8.99 on Amazon and $9.99 on iTunes.The Amazon links are affiliate links, so I would also get a little something if you use those. The most important thing though is that you buy these albums for your kids (or yourself).
Space Songs (from Ballads for the Age of Science)
Experiment Songs (from Ballads for the Age of Science)
Space Songs in iTunes
Experiment Songs in iTunes
Update: They disappeared from that site, but are still available in the WayBack Machine
If you have kids, you owe it to yourself (and them) to download at least a couple of them. If you're going to just sample a few, here are our favorites:
Calvin: Beep, Beep
Ryan: It's a Scientific Fact
Caroline: Kinetic And Potential Energy
Michael: Grand Coolie Dam
Now you can make your kids be as nerdy and weird as ours!