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A friend should be there for you, in fun times and sad times.
A Bushel and a Peck
A bushel and peck and a hug around the neck.
Alice the Camel
Camels are known to be able to store water for long periods of time, but your kids need lots of water daily.
All the Pretty Little Horses
Go to sleepy little baby. When you wake, you'll have cake, and all the pretty little horses.
All the World
You see a rainbow when three things happen. First, water droplets are floating in the air.
And the Green Grass Grew All Around
And the green grass grew all around and around.
Animal Fair
Which animals do you see a lot? Your pet dog or bird? A raccoon in your back yard? Animals are fun to see. But they can also carry germs that can make us sick.
Apples and Oranges
Then think about trying a new fruit or veggie so your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs to grow.
A-Tisket, a-Tasket
This person had trouble when a letter fell into the wrong hands.
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Do you think you could have a little lamb?
Baby Beluga
About 78 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises are in the cetacean family.
Be Kind to Your Webfooted Friends
Do you like ducks (and other web‐footed friends)? How about becoming a wetlands ecologist?
Billy Boy
Math plays a big role in science.
Bimbo
“Peer pressure” is when your friends (your peers) try to make you (pressure you) do things you don’t want to do.
B-I-N-G-O
Did you know that about two‐thirds of all households in the U.S. own at least one pet?
Blow the Man Down
"Aweigh," meaning to raise or hoist, comes from the nautical phrase "to weigh anchor."
Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy!
Scientists are learning a lot about the brain and about our mental health. They are studying how the brain works to control thoughts, memory, movement, and much more.
Brahm's Lullaby
What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?
Buffalo Gals
A buffalo is the largest mammal in North America.
Camp Granada
The first days of camp or some other new place may make you sad. But then, things are great.
Catalina Madalina
Catalina Island is 20 miles from Los Angeles.
Christofo Columbo
He knew the earth was round-ho!
Clementine
You need to always be alert in a body of water (even a bathtub).
Columbus, a Great Crazy Sailor
Christopher Columbus, came all the way from Spain In three little ships The Nina, the Pinta And the Santa Maria.
Come Little Leaves
Come, little leaves, said the wind one day; Come to the meadows with me and play.
Cover Your Mouth and Turn Your Head
Cover your mouth and turn your head when you cough.
Cuppycake
A cupcake every so often for a treat is great. But watch how much sugar you eat every day.
Daisy Bell
Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise and have fun.
Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone was a man, Yes, a big man!
Don't Disturb the Ladybug
Don’t disturb the ladybug sleepin’ by the spider’s web.
Down by the Station
See the station master turn the little handle. Puff, puff, toot, toot. Off we go!
Down in the Valley
Bioenergy comes from plants.
Do Your Ears Hang Low
It’s a noisy world out there!
Dry Bones
Oh those bones, oh those bones, oh those skeleton bones.
First Grade, First Grade
Start spreading the news We're leaving today. We want to be a part of First grade, first grade.
Five Little Ducks
Do you like ducks (and other web‐footed friends)? How about becoming a wetlands ecologist?
Frere Jacques
And what happens when you don’t get enough sleep?
Frog Went A-Courtin'
A clean environment is good for everyone, including frogs!
Funiculi Funicula
"funicular railways": railways that use both the technology of an elevator (a cable pulling a car up) and a railroad (a car on a track).
Going on a Lion Hunt
A habitat is the place where an animal or plant naturally lives and grows.
Good Morning Songs
Good morning, good morning, good morning to you.
Go to Sleep My Little Buckaroo
Close your sleepy eyes, my little Buckaroo, while the light of the western skies is shining down on you.
Happy and You Know It
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.
Happy Days Are Here again
Happy days are here again, The skies above are clear again, So let's sing a song of cheer again, Happy days are here again.
Happy Trails
Happy trails to you until we meet again.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
The environment affects our health, from A to Z─allergies to zinc poisoning.
Hey Diddle Diddle
Research in space and on the moon helps scientists learn about the environment here on Earth.
Hickory, Dickory, Dock!
Science that results in new discoveries takes time—often many years. Scientists follow what is called the scientific method when they do research.
Hokey Pokey
Could you do the hokey‐pokey about 100 times in a row?
How Much is That Doggie in the Window?
It’s not fur, hair, or feathers that cause people to be allergic to their pets!
Humpty Dumpty
The men and horses couldn’t save poor Humpty. But you can keep safe from falls and other accidents.
Hush Little Baby
You don’t need as much sleep now as you did when you were a little baby.
I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little teapot, short and stout.
I'm a Nut
Scientists are learning a lot about the brain and about our mental health. They are studying how the brain works to control thoughts, memory, movement, and much more.
I've Been Working on the Railroad
A train leaves New York City (NYC) to go to Los Angeles (LA) at 100 mph. Three hours later, a train leaves LA to go to NYC at 200 MPH. Assume there's exactly 2000 miles between LA and NYC. When they meet, which train is closer to New York City?
I Can Sing a Rainbow
What "causes" a rainbow?
I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
Though I'd like to look down at the earth from above I would miss all the places and people I love So although I might like it for one afternoon I don't want to live on the moon.
If All the Little Raindrops
The water that falls from the sky was once on Earth, before that up in the sky, before that on Earth, and on and on!
If I Had a Hammer
The USGS was set up to help people study and understand the Earth.
If You're Wearing ... [Red, Black, etc.]
The world of science is full of many beautiful colors! Some of the colors in our world cannot be seen with just your eyes, so scientists developed special equipment and tools to help them.
I Love Trash
Oscar the Grouch may love trash, but you shouldn't!
I Love You, You Love Me
Make sure your hands are clean when you touch other people. You don’t want their germs, and they don’t want yours.
In a Cabin in the Woods
Little rabbit come inside, safely you'll abide.
Inchworm
In every day life, we measure in inches, pounds, or pints. But most countries use what is called the metric system.
Inventor Song
Maybe you will be the person to work on the next great inventions!
Irish Lullaby
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li, Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, that's an Irish lullaby.
It's a Small World
It's a small world after all. It's a small, small world.
It's Raining, It's Pouring
Is it raining where you live today? Will it rain tomorrow? What about next month?
Itsy Bitsy Spider
The eensy weensy spider crawled up the water spout.
I Want a Dog
It’s not fur, hair, or feathers that cause people to be allergic to their pets! Instead, proteins from pet skin or in your pet’s spit are often the reason.
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
You probably don’t want a hippo, but are you asking for a dog or cat or other pet as a gift this year?
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
You need to protect your hearing from loud noises.
Kitty in a Basket
If there's someone in the city, doesn't want a little kitty, tell them put the little kitty in a basket. Leave the little basket outside my door,and I'll love the little kitty forever more.
Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing
Let's all sing like the birdies sing, tweet, tweet tweet, tweet tweet.
Library Song
It's the latest, it's the greatest, it's the library.
Little Tin Soldier
A little tin soldier with only one leg lived in a castle of wood.
London Bridge
Exercising your brain is as good for you as exercising your body!
Loop de Loop
Moving, shaking, and turning your body are fun to do in this song. You want to be sure to keep your bones, joints, muscles, and skin healthy.
Magic School Bus
Motor vehicles—including cars, trucks, and busses—cause air pollution. So when you take a bus, join a carpool, or ride your bike, you are helping to reduce air pollution.
Make New Friends (but Keep the Old)
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow.
Michael Finnegan
There was an old man named Michael Finnegan.
Miss Molly
Have you ever thought of studying to become a doctor?
Mister Christopher Columbus
Mister Christopher Columbus, He used rhythm as a compass, Music ended all the rumpus, Wise old Christopher Columbus.
Morningtown Ride
Rockin', Rollin', Ridin', out along the bay. All bound for Morningtown, many miles a-way.
Mother Necessity
Mother Necessity, where would we be?
Mr. Yuk Song
Mr. Yuk is mean. Mr. Yuk is green. Home is full of lots of things that children shouldn't touch.
My Grandfather's Song
Maybe you would like to be a scientist to study diseases that affect your grandparents or other older people.
My Hand on My Head
Your body, from head to toe, uses water in many different ways.
My Pony Boy
Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, whoa! My Pony Boy.
Nellie the Elephant
Elephants need healthy food, exercise, interesting things to do, and attention to their health—just like humans!
Oh, Mr. Sun
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, Please shine down on me.
Oh Playmate, Come out and Play with Me
Oh playmate, come out and play with me, and bring your dollies three.
Oh Suzanna
The Earth’s climate is changing. Heat waves, droughts, and hurricanes may happen more often and be more dangerous in the future.
Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
Do you have extra food and water for your dog in case of an emergency?
Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
We don’t recommend swallowing a fly, but healthy eating should definitely have been on this old lady’s menu!
Old Macdonald
Do you know how many glasses of milk a cow produces every day?
Old Mother Leary
Be smart, be prepared, and be safe.
On Top of Spaghetti
On top of Spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.
Over in the Meadow
Dirt and nutrients from meadows, lawns, and fields—called runoff—can pollute streams and rivers.
Over the River
Over the river and thru the wood, to grandfather's house we go.
Paw Paw Patch
Where, oh where is pretty little Susie? Way down yonder in the paw-paw patch.
Please Don't Smoke
Smoking is bad and it's bad for you, it's bad for me and my baby brother too.
Please Woodcutter
Animals are fun to see. But they can also carry germs that can make us sick.
Polly Put the Kettle on
Polly put the kettle on. We'll all have tea.
Polly Wolly Doodle All Day
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. How did it affect the health and safety of people and animals? Finding out is part of the mission of NIEHS. We quickly went into action.
Pop Goes the Weasel
You or one of your friends may have a pet ferret. Did you know a ferret is a member of the weasel family?
Pretty Colors
The world of science is full of many beautiful colors!
Queen of the Mountain
I’m the queen of the mountain, and you’ll never get me down.
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Got his name from singing to the cows and sheep every night they say he sings the herd to sleep.
Red River Valley
North America has two rivers named the Red River.
Ring Around the Rosies
Many people say this song is about the Great Plague, when many people got sick in Europe in the 1600s.
Robert Baden Powell
Robert Baden-Powell had many scouts.
Rock-a-Bye, Baby
Rock-a-bye, baby, in the treetop, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock.
Rubber Duckie
Do you like ducks (and other web‐footed friends)? How about becoming a wetlands ecologist?
Sailing, Sailing
Water is used to sail on, drink, and help plants grow. We use water for many things.
School Days, School Days
School days, school days, dear old golden rule days.
See-Saw, Margery Daw
Some believe this song was created to help keep time while sawing large logs with a two-handled saw.
She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
Illusions trick us. What we see does not correspond to physical reality.
Shew Fly, Don't Bother Me!
Shew, fly! Especially when it near food we eat or other things we touch.
Short'nin' Bread
Look at food labels to learn about the foods you eat.
Sidewalks of New York
The song was originally written in the 1890's, and was used as a Presidential campaign theme in the 1920's.
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie, When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing.
Sing Your Way Home
Sing your way home, at the close of the day.
Sippin Cider
Bats use echoes to understand where they are and what is around them.
Six Little Dogs
Six little dogs that I once knew.
Six Little Ducks
Six little ducks that I once knew fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones, too.
Skip to My Lou
Food safety means more than keeping flies away from your buttermilk.
Smokey the Bear
Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear. Prowlin' and a growlin' and a sniffin' the air.
Song of the Bluebird or Bird of Different Feathers
Bluebird do you know, yet, who you are? You're a bird of different feathers, you'll fly far.
Take Me out to the Ballgame!
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, at the old ball game.
Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed
A concussion can occur even if you are not knocked out or unconscious.
The Alphabet Song
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U and V, W - X - Y and Z.
The Ants Go Marching
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.
The Bear in Tennis Shoes
Don't talk to bears, in tennis shoes.
The Bear Went over the Mountain
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow.
The Bunny Hop
Do the Bunny Hop. Hop, hop, hop!
The Farmer in the Dell
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the farmer in the dell.
The Littlest Worm
Worms are wonderful for your garden!
The Little White Duck
There's a little white duck sitting in the water.
The More We Get Together
The more we get together, the happier we'll be.
There's a Hole in the Middle of the Sea
What’s down at the bottom of the middle of the sea?
The Smile Song
What’s behind your smile? Teeth, gums, and your tongue, of course!
The Soup Song
I was eating chicken noodle all day.
The Vowel Song
a-e-i-o-u I know them all by name, oh!
The Walking Song
Do something active every day. Besides walking and running, you can play ball, jump rope, dance, or ride your bike.
The World Is a Rainbow
The world is a rainbow, With many kinds of people, It takes all kinds of people, To make the world go round.
This Old Man
Being physically active is not only great for you; it’s also great for your grandparents and other older members of your family.
Three Little Fishies
Dirt, bacteria, and fertilizers can be good for the environment, but they can also contribute to river and stream pollution.
Thumbelina
A joint is where two or more bones come together. You have joints in your hands, legs, and even your jaw. Keep them healthy so you can move around easily.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.
Waltzing Matilda
Did you know the scientific name for a kangaroo is macropus? Or that a kangaroo has an expected life span of 23 years?
Way out West in Kansas
The sun's so hot that eggs will hatch, way out west in Kansas.
What's the Weather?
The water that falls from the sky was once on Earth, before that up in the sky, before that on Earth, and on and on!
Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.
When You Wish upon a Star
What’s out in the sky when you look up at night? People have wondered that for millennia!
Where is Thumbkin?
A joint is where two or more bones come together. You have joints in your hands, legs, and even your jaw. Keep them healthy so you can move around easily.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Working in a group can mean better results than working alone.
Who Is Wearing (Name a Color) ... ?
The world of science is full of many beautiful colors!
Why Does the Sun Shine?
The sun is a mass of incandescent gas.
Wiggly Woo
There's a worm at the bottom of the garden, And his name is Wiggly Woo.
You Are My Sunshine
Sunshine is great, but don’t forget to protect yourself from too many rays!
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Do an hour of physical activity a day—whether it’s playing a sport, jumping rope, dancing, or just about anything else that you think is fun, indoors or out.
Baby ducks following mother duck
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