“Science” and “rap” are not the two words I expected to find in one sentence. How very small-minded of me. I have discovered that in 2010 Bite Size Bio had a BioPop Rap Battle between if not award-winning then at least media-noticed Tom McFadden and a relative newcomer Science Rapper. In this epic battle between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston of science rap, judged by popular vote, the experience won.
But although I like sleek science rap videos starring Tom McFadden, a former Stanford biology course instructor-turned scientific communicator, I am more excited about his new project. Tom has started a crowd-funded venture to make five professional music videos based on middle school pupil’s debates in science history.
The topics are… (drumroll):
* “Is Pluto a planet?”
* “Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick” (my favorite)
*”Tycho Brahe vs. Johannes Kepler”
* “Alfred Wegener vs. ‘The Fixists'”
* “Black Plague vs. Yellow Fever”
The project participants will learn a lot of skills, such as science review, rhyming, lyric-writing, audio and video production.
Depending on the size of the backer’s pledge (s)he will get digital goodies starting from one of the soundtracks up to his name inclusion in a rap! Bitesize Bio couldn’t resist a possiblity of fame – it has become a backer and it is looking forward to hearing “Bitesize Bio” being rapped by the young rappers.
It would be great if you, the reader, back up the project – I did.
Promotional video about Tom’s project
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