Science Christmas Carols



The Chemistry Teacher's Coming to Town
(Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

You better not weigh
You better not heat
You better not react
I'm telling you now
The Chemistry Teacher's coming to town

He's collecting data
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out
The heat of melting ice
The Chemistry Teacher's coming to town

He sees you when you're decanting
He knows when you titrate
He knows when you are safe or not
So wear goggles for goodness sake

Oh, you better not filter
And drink your filtrate
You better not be careless and spill your precipitate 
The Chemistry Teacher's coming to town


I'm Dreaming of a White Precipitate
(I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas)

I'm dreaming of a white precipitate
   just like the ones I used to make
Where the colors are vivid and
 the chemist is livid
  to see impurities in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white precipitate
   with every chemistry test I write
May your equations be balanced and right
   and may all your reactions be bright.


Silent Labs
(Silent Night)

Silent labs, difficult labs
All with math, all with graphs
Observations of colors and smells
Calculations and graph curves like bells
Memories of tests that have past
Oh, how long will chemistry last?

Silent labs, difficult labs
All with math, all with graphs
Lots of equations that need balancing
Gas pressure problems that make my head ring
Santa Chlorine's on his way
Oh, Please Santa bring me an 'A'.


Deck the Labs
(Deck the Halls)

Deck the labs with rubber tubing
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Use your funnel and your filter
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our goggles and aprons
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Before we go to our lab stations
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fill the beakers with solutions
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Mix solutions for reactions
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Watch we now for observations
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
So we can collect our data
Fa la la la la, la la la la.


The Twelve Days of Chemistry
(The Twelve Days of Christmas)

On the first day of chemistry
My teacher gave to me
A candle from Chem Study.

(second day) two asbestos pads
(third day) three little beakers
(fourth day) four work sheets
(fifth day) five golden moles
(sixth day) six flaming test tubes
(seventh day) seven unknown samples
(eighth day) eight homework problems
(ninth day) nine grams of salt
(tenth day) a ten page test
(eleventh day) eleven molecules
(twelfth day) a twelve point quiz


Test Tubes Bubbling
(Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

Test tubes bubbling in a water bath
Strong smells nipping at your nose.
Tiny molecules with their atoms all aglow
Will find it hard to be inert tonight

They know that Chlorine's on its way
He's loaded lots of little electrons on his sleigh
And every student's slide rule is on the sly
To see if the teacher really can multiply

And so I offer you this simple phrase
To chemistry students in this room
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry molecules to you


O Little Melting Particle
(O Little Town Of Bethlehem)

Para Dichloro Benzene
how do you melt so well?
The plateau of your cooling curve
is really something swell.
We think the heat of fusion
of water is so nice
Give up fourteen hundred cals per mole
and what you get is ice.

We Wish You a Happy Halogen
(We Wish you a Merry Christmas)

We wish you a happy halogen
We wish you a happy halogen
We wish you a happy halogen
To react with a metal.

Good acid we bring
to you and your base.
We wish you a merry molecule
and a happy halogen.


Chemistry Wonderland
(Winter Wonderland)

Gases explode, are you listenin'
In your test tube, silver glistens
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
Walking in a chemistry wonderland.

Gone away, is the buoyancy
Here to stay, is the density
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
Walking in a chemistry wonderland.

In the beaker we will make lead carbonate
and decide if what's left is nitrate
My partner asks "Do we measure it in moles or grams?"
and I'll say, "Does it matter in the end?"

Later on, as we calculate
the amount, of our nitrate
We'll face unafraid, the precipitates that we made
walking in a chemistry wonderland.


O Come All Ye Gases
(O Come all Ye Faithful)

O Come all yea gases
diatomic wonders
O come yea, o come yea
calls Avogadro.

O come yea in moles
6 x 10 to the 23rd
O molar mass and molecules
O volume, pressure and temperature
O molar volume of gases at S.T.P.


We Three Students Of Chemistry Are
(We Three Kings)

We three students of chemistry are
taking tests that we think are hard
Stoichiometry, volumes and densities
worrying all the time.

O room of wonder
room of fright
Room of thermites
blinding light:
With your energies
please don't burn us
Help us get our labs all right.


Iron the Red Atom Molecule
(Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer)

There was Cobalt and Argon and Carbon and Fluorine
Silver and Boron and Neon and Bromine
But do you recall
the most famous element of all?

Iron the red atom molecule
had a very shiny orbital
And if you ever saw him
You'd enjoy his magnetic glow
All of the other molecules
used to laugh and call him Ferrum
They never let poor Iron
join in any reaction games.
Then one inert Chemistry eve
Santa came to say
Iron with your orbital so bright
won't you catalyze the reaction tonight?
Then how the atoms reacted
and combined in twos and threes
Iron the red atom molecule
you'll go down in Chemistry!


Lab Reports
(Jingle Bells)

Dashing through the lab
with a tan page lab report
Taking all those tests
and laughing at them all
Bells for fire drills ring
making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
a chemistry song tonight.

Oh, lab report, lab reports,
reacting all the way
Oh what fun it is to study
for a chemistry test today, Hey!

Chemistry test, chemistry test
isn't it a blast
Oh what fun it is to take
a chemistry test and pass.


Silver Nitrate
(Silver Bells)

Silver nitrate, silver nitrate
it's chemistry time in the lab
Ding-a-ling, with a copper ring
soon it will be chemistry day.

Take your nitrate, in solution
Add your copper with style
In the beaker there's a feeling of reactions
silver forming, blue solution
Bringing ooh's ah's and wows
now the data processing begins.

Get the mass, change to moles
what is the ratio with copper?
Write an equation, balance it
we're glad it's Chemistry Day.