In my Rap Science Academy, students substitute the words of their favorite songs with lyrics they write themselves based on science topics we study. We take it one step further, planning, filming, and editing videos to accompany our songs, as well.
Last year, students made ‘Hubble’ in honor of the Hubble telescope’s 25-year anniversary. Check it out on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgfp92_9ToU) along with my Next Generation Science Standards-inspired show, "Science With Tom.” I hope that teachers find the show useful, that students find it entertaining, and all viewers are sparked to participate by writing their own "Verse Twos," asking questions of the scientists in the comments, and subscribing to the YouTube channel. Most importantly, I hope it can supplement a science teacher's current curriculum and inspire curiosity.