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JME Special Issue: Music in Math Education

Just received this from Larry Lesser, the Mathemusician of UTEP…. JME Special Issue Call for Papers: Music as a Theme for Contextualized Mathematics Education Guest Editors: Song An, Daniel Tillman, Larry Lesser, & Andrea Shaheen The University of Texas at … Continue reading

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Another short, teacher-friendly paper

With the encouragement and assistance of colleagues in the UW School of Nursing, I contributed a short piece to their American Biology Teacher series on the neurobiology of learning. The article is called “Making material more memorable … with music.” … Continue reading

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New paper: “Amino Acid Jazz”

I’m excited that a paper of mine (with colleague Katie Davis) has just been published on the website of the Journal of Chemical Education. The title is Amino Acid Jazz: Amplifying Biochemistry Concepts with Content-Rich Music. Here is the abstract: … Continue reading

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More from the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program

Catherine Crawley of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) reports several items of interest: • A paper by herself and Pamela Bishop about the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program was published earlier this year in a volume of conference … 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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The mitosis and differentiation of a science song article

Back in January I announced the publication of a new article about my song database and noted that another one would appear soon. That additional article, Using Science Songs to Enhance Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach, is now out as well. … Continue reading

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Database article in BAMBED!

Last summer I decided that, after seven-plus years of working intermittently on the database, I should try to publish something about it in a peer-reviewed journal. Now I am pleased to report that the January/February 2012 issue of Biochemistry and … Continue reading

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Neuroscientist Joe LeDoux on moonlighting as a musician

Fans of science-based music may already be familiar with The Amygdaloids, the NYC band fronted by NYU neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux. LeDoux has just published two pieces about his musical endeavors and their connections to his research: The flip side: scientists … Continue reading

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Reaching the teachers

I continue to believe that my online database of science and math songs is a very useful resource for teachers. Its relatively low usage suggests that I need to do a better job of advertising it. Last week, with the … Continue reading

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From the literature #2: “Incorporation of music in a food service food safety curriculum for high school students” (McCurdy et al.)

Plenty of studies show that rhymes and music can facilitate recall of words, but what if the aim is something beyond verbatim recall — like an actual understanding of what the words mean?  Can music help students achieve that somewhat loftier goal? One of … Continue reading

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