Good Read: Teaching Newton's Law With Hip Hop

Science education professor Christopher Emdin knows how to get his students interested in science: Rap about it. Together with the hip-hop artist GZA and rap lyrics site RapGenius.com, Emdin founded the Science Genius competition, for which New York City high school students write rhymes based on their biology and physics classwork.

"If we're talking rocks, let's talk metallic, metamorphic, cementation and compaction. If we're talking rocks, then let's talk organic, sandstone, coal and that inorganic."

Science education professor Christopher Emdin knows how to get his students interested in science: Rap about it. Together with the hip-hop artist GZA and rap lyrics site RapGenius.com, Emdin founded the Science Genius competition, for which New York City high school students write rhymes based on their biology and physics classwork.

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