Teaching Newton's Laws Through Rhyme

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Christopher Emdin, Author, "Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation", Associate Professor, Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Jabari Johnson, Winner, Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., Senior, Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem

Alicia Duncan, Finalist, Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., Arts and Media Preparatory Academy

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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