Watson & Crick get taken to school by Rosalind Franklin
This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Tom McFadden, science rapper, teacher and YouTuber. He and his students use hip hop music to bring science out of the dusty old textbooks and turn it into something with a pulse. You should definitely check out his channel: Welcome to Science Class
Here’s my favorite. Watson and Crick start out pretty tough in this one (excellent “two chains” reference, guys), but when the ladies come in, W&C get blown out of the water. Seriously, I can’t tell you how much I like this. Bob your head to some biology, errbody.
She drops so much burn on W&C that their strands are melting apart.
Bonus tracks: Want more education through hip hop? Check out Jabari Johnson’s truly masterful rap about potential energy, and Baba Brinkman’s Performance, Feedback, Revision from his Rap Guide To Evolution.
Oh, and if you like Pluto, you’re gonna want to click here.