by Greg Crowther
This jingle about the uterus is pregnant with meaning! Specifically, it distinguishes between the endometrial and myometrial layers of the uterus.
Where would you be without your mother's endometrium?
There'd be no placenta at all.
Where would you be without your mother's myometrium?
Still stuck ... in the uterine wall.
Stuck in the wall. Stuck in the wall.
Still stuck ... in the uterine wall!
• MP3 (demo)
• sheet music
Songs like this one can be used during class meetings and/or in homework assignments. Either way, the song will be most impactful if students DO something with it, as opposed to just listening.
An initial, simple follow-up activity could be to answer the study questions below. A more extensive interaction with the song might entail (A) learning to sing it, using an audio file and/or sheet music as a guide, and/or (B) illustrating it with pictures, bodily poses, and/or bodily movements. The latter activity could begin with students identifying the most important or most challenging content of the song, and deciding how to illustrate that particular content.
(1) Which layer of the uterus is muscular?
(2) Which layer of the uterus is NOT mentioned in this song?
(Answers may be found on the answers page.)