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Richard Strausz

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Re: Using Rap to Learn Science
Posted: Jul 8, 2013 3:17 PM
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> On Jul 7, 2013, at 10:12 PM, Wayne Bishop
> <wbishop@calstatela.edu> wrote:
>

> > If all they learned was the song, probably not but
> again, not definitively. Someone (you?) mentioned
> the names of elements, for example. Having the names
> at the brain's "fingertips" could be helpful in
> studying them at some later date. As a household
> example, consider sodium chloride. Why, I don't
> remember, but I'm sure I knew the fancy name for
> table salt long before knowing anything about sodium
> or chlorine and certainly before I learned (and have
> since forgotten) what the "ide" actually means (as
> opposed to "ate" or other such suffixes or prefixes).
> For those of us who have trouble remembering stuff
> f without more context and understanding, having some
> of the memorized words get fleshed out with meaning
> could help both. Maybe force equals mass times
> acceleration would be an example from physics but
> Schrödinger's equation would be closer to the Pi
> Proof of Penzance. As a completely non-STEM idea, my
> K-8 was in a one-room country school where little
> kids overheard lessons going on with big kids and I
> remember wondering for years what a "dangling
> participle" might mean. Eventually we got there (as
> opposed to well-intentioned "modern" schools) but
> knowing the words, and that there was a concept
> behind them, helped. I don't think I would want to
> try to quantify any of this stuff but not completely
> toss it out as hogwash.
>
> I hear what you are saying. Take my comments in the
> context of this article. If my son was doing poorly
> with the "science" in science, this would be the last
> thing I would do for a summer, unless I had decided
> to give up on science, which isn't necessarily a bad
> thing, but then I wouldn't call it STEM after that. I
> would call it what it is. A science themed music
> activity for students of the performing arts.
>
> Bob Hansen


Here is a link to a story and short PBS video about this STEM-friendly program:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily_videos/how-hip-hop-can-help-unlock-a-passion-for-science/

Richard


Date Subject Author
7/5/13
Read Using Rap to Learn Science
Robert Hansen
7/5/13
Read Re: Using Rap to Learn Science
Richard Strausz
7/5/13
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Robert Hansen
7/5/13
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Wayne Bishop
7/6/13
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GS Chandy
7/6/13
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Richard Strausz
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Robert Hansen
7/6/13
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Richard Strausz
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Robert Hansen
7/6/13
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GS Chandy
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Robert Hansen
7/7/13
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GS Chandy
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Richard Strausz
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