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Brains and Beakers: Rapping on Science

A couple years ago I wrote a song about geography to the tune of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. I still remember every single word of that song… too embarrassing to actually write here, but it helped me pass my test. Music can help with learning and memory and can be used as a tool in the classroom. That’s one reason why educator and rapper, Tom McFadden, is bringing battle raps to science class. He created a curriculum to teach middle and high school students how to write raps about important scientific concepts.

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High Tech Carnival Gets Kids Interested In Science And Math

Anyone ever wonder what a carnival in the year 2020 would be like? Probably lots of cool technology, games and huge robots.

Well, we won’t have to wait until 2020 to find out. Inventors Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman will be launching the Two Bit Circus, a revamped version of the classic carnival, next spring in Los Angeles and San Francisco. I spoke with the inventors and learned more about their new and improved version of the carnival.

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(Photo Credit: Michael Coghlan)

Statutory Rape Laws: For Better Or For Worse?

There is plenty of gray area surrounding statutory rape, as is evident in the case of Torrington, Connecticut, where two 18-year-old football players are being prosecuted for having consensual sex with two 13-year-old girls. In this interview with Professor Frank Zimring of UC Berkeley’s Law School, Youth Radio’s Chantell Williams explores the confusion around statutory rape policies.

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The Real Snack Food Story

After school and evening are crunch time for most families. It’s when crucial decisions get made that affect kids’ fitness and weight—and that includes snacks. According to a poll done by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health and NPR, most parents believe their children are eating healthy.

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