I love science. I love rap. The Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition combines both science and rap gracefully. Teams write raps about science topics such as DNA structure. Kids learn science within the competitive spirit and creativity of hip hop culture.
Best of all, the Wu-Tang's GZA is one of the judges. He's been involved with other science initiatives with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, which I blogged about earlier.
Many of songs are are included on RapGenius which you can find here.
NPR's Code Switch blog has a great quote which sums up my feelings about STEM education.
"Not every student is going to be a straight-A student, and go on to college and declare a science major and be the next Einstein," he says. "But through this project we definitely are going to have more scientifically literate young people."