Hip-Hop, the Obama Effect, and Urban Science Education

"There are things about hip-hop culture that are distinctly scientific…. The notion of observation as a key tenet of science. Rappers all the time base their raps on observations of their life. So hip-hop is so attuned and so aligned to science that as educators we have to be more aware of the fact that we can use this tool to connect youth to the discipline."

Assistant Professor Christopher Emdin

Teacher’s College, Columbia University, Department of Science Education

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