The Tunes of Science

Danielle Lee, a postdoc at Oklahoma State University who also blogs at Urban Scientist, tells NPR that hip-hop can be used to engage students of color in science, technology, engineering, and math.

While Lee notes that such efforts can fall flat if they co-opt hip-hop or rap rather than connect the song to what the students are learning.

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