MOLECULES IN MOTION

(click on a water molecule to hear the tune of Johny Tillotson's "Poetry in Motion")

When we see the universe, what do we see?
Molecules, molecules in motion . . . . . .

Molecules in motion,
See them passing by?
Molecules in motion,
You can't see them, lo-ow or hi-igh!
Particles are moving,
Filling every spa-ace.
Solids, gas and liquids -
An unending race.

When energy is added
To frozen ice in past,
The ice turns into water,
Then the water tu-urns to ga-as.

Particles are moving,
Filling every spa-ace.
Solids, gas and liquids -
An unending race.

Oh, a-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh . . . . . . . . . . . .

Molecules in gases -
They've got energy-y.
When it's taken from them,
Liquid's what they'll be.

Condensation's action
Makes a vapor drip,
Changing back to liquid,
Ready for an-o-o-ther tri-ip!

Molecules in motion,
Going fast or slo-ow,
Make up rocks and raindrops,
And everything we know!

Oh, a-woh-woh-woh-woh-woh . . . . . . . . . . . .


 
 

Words by Cathy Ney, Teacher
and Lynn Thye, Librarian
Christiansburg Elementary School
Christiansburg, VA