Welcome to the Little Songs, Big Science: Musical STEAM For Kids Curriculum Page!


The lesson plans for Little Songs have been developed in collaboration with the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Education Team. Special thanks to Cathy Regan, Sydney, and the Graduate Museum Research class for your hard work on developing, writing, and prototyping these activities.

1st Lesson: Air Pressure - TRACk One

Instructions: watch the video, read the lesson, gather your supplies, and complete the experiment at home or at school. Have fun!

Make Straw Rockets - Air Pressure Lesson

2nd Lesson: AUtumn Leaves Fall - TRACk Eleven

Use Coffee Filters, Rubbing Alcohol and Crushed Leaves to Observe Fall Colors

3rd Lesson: Cactus - TRACk Three

See How Cacti Store Water and Deflect Sunlight

4th Lesson: Cottonwood Trees - TRACk Five

How Do Different Seeds Travel?

5th Lesson: Density-TRACk Ten

Make a Balancing Scale Out of a Clothes Hanger

6th Lesson: Earth Goes Around the sunshine -TRACk Twelve

A Game That Demonstrates How Sunlight Hits the Earth at Different Seasons

7th Lesson: Hotter Than Chocolate -TRACk Four

What Foods Can You Melt With Your Body Heat?

8th Lesson: Rainbow -TRACk Nine

Make Your Own Simple Spectrocope to View A Rainbow Up Close!

9th Lesson: Rock, It’s Remarkable -TRACk Seven

Create a Slowly Moving Glue Glacier to Witness Erosion in Action

10th Lesson: Static -TRACk Seven

Move Salt and Pepper with Static

Check back frequently for new additions And more videos! And in the meantime, contribute if you can!

We aim to have all content complete by March, 2019.


Together we can…

-Create educational music videos for each new song.
-Bring the new album to preschools and people of all backgrounds.
-Develop and distribute lesson plans for each science concept / song.
When all of these steps are complete Little Songs, Big Science will be, not just a kids' music album, it will be a mini do-it-yourself-science curriculum.

Jeff and Paige aim to donate this full curriculum (album, lesson plans, and music videos) to preschools throughout Boulder County -- from home schools to public schools and ALL Boulder Valley School District PreK - 1st Grade classrooms. Learn more about the project and contribute:


For all your support in continuing to spread a message of joy, hope, and love for science and the natural world, thank you. By creating this campaign our aim is to help create the next generation of environmental stewards and we cannot possibly do this without you. With so much gratitude, thank you for your support. ~Jeff and Paige