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Math And Science Song Information, Viewable Everywhere. For all those times you've needed a catchy acappella tune about doppler shifting [mp3] in a hurry, there's now MASSIVE, a fully searchable collaborative database of over 1700 songs about math and science, sponsored in part by the seriously pedagogical Science Songwriters Association. Biz Markie made the cut, and so can you. [via the always-effervescent Research Buzz]
posted by mediareport (14 comments total)

 
They don't have Chemical Calisthenics by Blackalicious?! Preposterous!

But, they do have the requisite TMBG songs, so it's not all bad. ;)
posted by snwod at 11:09 PM on December 27, 2004


Sweet...my high school chemsitry teacher Michael Offut has dozens of songs I didn't know about until now. I always knew he'd go far!

On Mole Day we sang his greatest hit, The Mole Song. I remember it being "A Mole is a Number", not "A Mole is a Unit". I guess he's updated the song to be more semantically precise, but I liked it better before: "A mole is a number, or have you heard? It's roughly six times ten to the 23rd!"
posted by dougb at 11:52 PM on December 27, 2004


This would be even better if they linked to a random song-of-the-day. Or maybe I didn't get deep enough into the site?
posted by esperluette at 5:40 AM on December 28, 2004


snowd, that isn't a math/science song. That's just "sciency" hip hop of the likes of Kool Keith, Sir Menelik, etc. I mean, that Blackalicious song doesn't even get the formula of nitrous oxide right...
posted by rxrfrx at 6:22 AM on December 28, 2004


I remember one that was all "I feel so happy, I cannot tell a lie, and it's all because I'm into something called SI!"
posted by u.n. owen at 6:33 AM on December 28, 2004


How could they leave out "Make A Circuit With Me" by the Polecats? Even if it is really obscure.
posted by SisterHavana at 6:39 AM on December 28, 2004


They've left out "Find the Longest Path", as well. Travesty!
posted by deanc at 7:19 AM on December 28, 2004


They don't include "Patterns" from Square One, performed (though not written) by "Weird Al" Yankovic.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:24 AM on December 28, 2004


No "Senses Working Overtime" either.
posted by SisterHavana at 7:27 AM on December 28, 2004


Hope y'all are also sending these to greg@science-groove.org. That XTC song should be there, definitely, And some of the other entries seem just as "sciency" as the Blackalicious.
posted by mediareport at 8:03 AM on December 28, 2004


This one, for instance.
posted by mediareport at 8:07 AM on December 28, 2004


Is gene for color blindness and sucky Web design coupled to a liking for math and science?

The white text on the blue backgound nearly blinded me.
posted by Ayn Marx at 11:08 AM on December 28, 2004


They don't have my favorite flash version of Lehrer's song about the elements, otherwise, wowee, neat site.
posted by jessamyn at 11:26 AM on December 28, 2004


Is gene for color blindness and sucky Web design coupled to a liking for math and science?

Oh, please. Think of the amount of effort required to compile the database and cut teachers some freaking slack.

[But I agree the colors are atrocious.]
posted by mediareport at 6:12 PM on December 28, 2004


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