Entertainment

  • Sep 26, 2021 - 4:35pm
    Jonny Berliner

    The video poster will be a brief outline of a project funded by the Stephen Hawking Foundation to create five music videos about high school physics. Research was done prior to their creation to inform the best approach to the song writing, video production, and accompanying resources and evaluation was conducted on the efficacy of the videos and their appeal to students and teachers.

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  • Sep 28, 2017 - 2:50pm
    Lynda Williams, Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

    Lynda Williams, a.k.a. The Physics Chanteuse, will share songs and stories about her career as a science entertainer and producing and performing science songs for clients such as PBS, NPR, AAS, APS, AGU, AAAS, and other scientific organizations, featuring favorite songs such as "Annie Jump Cannon," "Freaky Wave," "The Lovon," "Nuclear Winter," and "Forensic Entomology."

    Check out her blog at:
    http://lyndalovon.blogspot.com/2014/09/lynda-williams-brief-resume.html

  • Sep 25, 2022 - 3:45pm
    Jerry Appell (Rock in the Classroom)

    Atomic Clock will be presented as a music video poster that explores the interplay between objective time set by clocks and subjective time experienced by humans. It is produced by Rock In The Classroom which is a nonprofit organization that creates topical music videos for educational purposes and general audiences. A draft of our video will be included through the email link on the proposal page. Atomic Clock examines the possibility of time as an illusory construct even as most of us do not apply this principle to our daily lives.

  • Sep 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Jon Chase, Freelance Science Communicator (UK)

    Science songs can often be seen in a one-dimensional way, i.e. "It's a song about genetics/ dinosaurs/space" or "It's a cool way to teach science" but science songs have different strengths and play to different needs in the listener. Some songs present factual statements that could be used as rhythm or rhyme based mnemonics; like jingles. Some songs portray an idea in a way that can help a listener to get a deeper understanding of it for example, a song about the roles scientists play in society or a song about a misunderstood concept (such as climate change or evolution).