21 December 2007

Science Songs

I collect science songs so I can play them for my students - sure they're college age, but who doesn't appreciate a couple F-bombs about fractals?

For the younger crowd, here's some clean ones that teach you science in 5-minute chunks. Included among them is the original version of "Why Does the Sun Shine?" (popularized by They Might Be Giants).

2 comments:

Allison said...

(better late than never)

Nice songs. With the sudden popularity of "the PCR song" on Youtube, I think the importance of scientific music is only reinforced. Maybe TMBG would have time to record this little ditty about G-protein-coupled receptors that I've been working on...

zandperl said...

Actually, you might try Jonathan Coulton (or at least his forums) for it. He's a folk/rock/indie/geek musician with the majority of his music released in the public domain, and yet he makes a living off of it. Many of his songs are geeky - "Code Monkey," and "Mandelbrot Set" are two of his most popular, but I also really like "Dance, Soterious Johnson, Dance" about an NPR newscaster. JoCo is quite responsive to his fans, hence my suggesting it.