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Rap and hip-hop beats make learning science so much easier.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive messages about the importance of learning, along with a whimiscal cautionary tale about taking proper precautions when doing science experiments on "Lab Safety."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing stronger than rubbing alcohol in your lab flask...

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this imaginitive CD, part of the Rhythm Rhyme Results educational rap music series, teaches middle-school science in an unforgettable rap format that actually sounds authentic. Many of the concepts ("Sun, Earth, and Moon," "Layers
of the Earth") present subject matter that will be familiar to kids in the
primary grades, too.

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What's the story?

Like the other CDs in the Rhythm Rhyme
Results series, the songs on SCIENCE deconstruct basic lessons and present them
as rap, hip-hop, and R&B songs. Concentrating
on biology and earth science, subject matter includes "Layers of the Earth," "Radiation,"
"Conduction, Convection, Photosynthesis," "Water Cycle" and the "Circulatory
System." As on the other offerings in the series, there are four versions of
each song. The "Original Track" presents the complete song at its normal
tempo, the "Downtempo Track" presents the complete song at a reduced tempo,
the "Recall Track™" feature eliminates key words and phrases from the
lyrics, and the "Instrumental Track" provides a karaoke-style version
without lead vocals.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The genius of the Rhythm Rhyme Results series lies partly in
the care taken to identify crucial concepts, and partly in the talent applied
to presenting them in musical form. The Science CD features nine songs that add
sparkle to academic material that is often presented in a way that makes it
seem obtuse and boring. It helps that the music is clever, contemporary, and
beautifully performed and produced. The performers sound like they really care
about those tide tables, and they'll no doubt help your student to care, too.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about using music to teach a lesson or

  • relay a message. Do you think the rhymes distract from the lessons or make them

  • easier to remember?

Music details

Artist:Rhythm Rhyme Results
Release date:April 3, 2008
Genre:Adult Contemporary
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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