A Set of Science Songs

by Deb on May 11, 2012

We had another couple of days without internet 🙁 which is why there was no quiz posted on Tuesday. Even the trusty 3G failed so no mobile devices either. It gave me an excuse for a trawl on YouTube to find some fun and interesting videos to share instead. An easy way to finish the week.

More maths than science but this is one of the big girl’s favourites – From They Might Be Giants, Triops Has Three Eyes.

Another TMBG, I like that this one can be done as a round. And as someone who struggles every week to make things simple but keep their accuracy, this is a pretty darn good explanation of shooting stars.

Enjoyable but esoteric, I’m impressed that someone put the time in for this. Taking a set of nonsensical letters and somehow making them fit a rhythm and melody then pronouncing them must have been a challenge. It’s actually the symbols of the periodic table of elements in order.

I love any excuse for pulling out the Symphony of Science.  These are amazingly well done, pulling out significant quotes that fit and the video adds to it. It’s not something I’m good at myself, but I love seeing different and artistic ways of exploring complex things.

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John @ Curious Cat Science Blog May 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

When I saw the title of the post I thought of TMBG. The whole album “Here Comes Science” of science songs they did was great. http://engineering.curiouscatblog.net/2009/08/31/here-comes-science-by-they-might-be-giants/
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Deb May 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Yes we’re big fans of Here Comes Science. I love that they put so much on YouTube so it’s easy to use and share.


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