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Another option for teachers who are curious about this science/music thing

Although my last post mentioned SingAboutScience.org’s new music video-based quizzes, I’m writing again to emphasize one aspect of this that really excites me. I’ll start by admitting that the quizzes posted so far are not that special in and of … Continue reading

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Who took the music out?

When Florida schoolteacher/musician J.P. Taylor first told me about a book-in-progress consisting mostly of revised song lyrics presented as poems, I was skeptical. Why would somebody want to take a bunch of catchy science songs and strip them of their … Continue reading

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Science karaoke

A large contingent of biotechnology students from Glacier Peak High School visited the University of Washington earlier this month. Having sung them my boss’s malaria song during two previous visits, I wanted to do something a bit different this time. … Continue reading

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Post-Halloween links

• How Do Our Brains Process Music? Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne mixes personal experiences with tidbits from the scientific literature. (Thanks to Terry Nathan of UC-Davis for the link.) • Metabolic melodies. Another article about Oregon State biochemistry … Continue reading

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More lesson plans!

Up to now, SingAboutScience included a small compilation of music-related lesson plans as part of the Featured Examples page. We think we can do better than that, though. I’ve just created a separate page devoted entirely to lesson plans; now … Continue reading

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How to incorporate the SAS&M database into your courses

While everyone is welcome to use our database of science and math songs, it was originally created with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teachers foremost in mind. Likewise, this post is especially for teachers. It is based partly on the … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #8: Tom McFadden

I distinctly remember when I heard about Tom McFadden for the first time: he and his song “Regulatin’ Genes” were featured in the New York Times’ TierneyLab blog in March of 2009. I was impressed (and a bit jealous). Since … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #7: Lodge McCammon

After an overly long break in the science songster interview series, we are back with a real treat! Lodge McCammon, Ph.D. is a Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of the College … Continue reading

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Missing links

…Missing from this blog until now, that is. Time for another catch-up post! • And the winner is… Tom McFadden’s wrap-up of New Zealand’s Science Idol contest. • Banana Slug String Band interviewed by Rose Kaya. Ms. Kaya is a … Continue reading

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Late-May links catchup

• Webby Award winner Björk’s iPad mixes music with science. • Rap group writes educational song for water firm. • Sometimes a tune helps teach biology. • 3-Year-Old’s ‘Periodic Table’ Song Makes Chemistry Catchy & Cute. • Mountain View Elementary … Continue reading

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