Bite-Size Science

Virtual Programming with

The Singing Zoologist

Episode Topics:  


Fall series: (all topics currently available)

Ep. 1:“The Chimichanga Song”

  • Topic: Basic needs of animals (water, space, oxygen & food)

Ep. 2: How Many Spots Has an Ocelot Got? 

  • Topic:  Habitats and Ecosystems 

Ep. 3: The Monarch Butterfly Song 

  • Topic:  Life cycles and migration)

Ep. 4: Can You See the Connection 

  • Topic:  Bats and interdependence

Ep 5: Anaconda La Bamba!

  • Topic:  Fact/Fiction, evaluating sources

Ep 6: I’m a Cheetah 

  • Topic:  Adaptations for moving

Ep. 7: The Right Beak

  • Topic:  Adaptations for eating

Ep. 8: A Day in the Desert 

  • Topic:  Adaptations to ecosystems

Ep. 9: Winter Bummerland 

  • Topic:  Adaptations to survive winter

Spring series (topics released throughout the semester)

Ep 10: “Who's in That Egg?” (available Jan 14)

  • Topic: animal groups

Ep 11:  “Metamorphosis”  (available Jan 28)

  • Topic: Life cycles & metamorphosis

Ep 12:  “Prairie Chicken Boogie” (available Feb 11)

  • Topic: Animal “Valentines”

Ep. 13:  “All About Hive” (available Feb 25)

  • Topic: Insect life cycle and pollination pt 1

Ep. 14: “Bluebonnet Time” (available March 4)

  • Topic: Plant life cycle and pollination pt 2

Ep. 15: “Living in a Wetland” (available March 25)

  • Topic: Ecosystems, biodiversity and importance of wetlands

Ep. 16: “I’m a Mako Shark” (available April 8)

  • Topic: Ocean food chains

Ep. 17: “I Love Earth” (available Apr 22)

  • Topic: Earth Day/sustainability

Ep 18: “We Can Bring Them Back” (available May 6)

  • Topic: Endangered species and the recovery of the bald eagle

Ep 19:  “Hideaway Place” (available May 20)

  • Topic: getting OUTSIDE and the benefits of nature

Ages:  6-10

Grades:  1st - 5th

Length:  10 - 15 min.

* Pre-recorded episodes

Curriculum Connections:

Science: Life cycles, animal groups, metamorphosis, insects, animal migration, habitats, wildlife conservation, food chains/webs, ecosystems

Themes: Growth and change, seasons, cycles in nature, appreciation of nature, science, and observation

Language Arts: Rhymes, lyrics, storytelling, songwriting

Private Virtual Q&A with Lucas Miller:  
  • Students engage with The Singing Zoologist in a 10-15 minute live session where kids are invited to ask Lucas questions about the episodes, science, and/or music.  

  • All sessions must be scheduled in advance.

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About Lucas

Lucas Miller (Creator) has a Zoology degree! He graduated with a B.A. in zoology from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Lucas started sharing his love of wildlife with students in 1992 and has presented for over two MILLION kids! He is on the Texas Commission on the Arts’ Roster of Touring Artists & Companies since 2000.  He also was selected as a Natl Endowment for the Arts’ “American Masterpiece Artist” for ’08-’10 touring seasons.