Science Sings with GZA Rapper Collaboration

Columbia University professor launches a project with Wu-Tang Clan's GZA for teaching science.
2:42 | 02/22/13

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Now return to the front lines up urban education where you might think science and -- Tom wouldn't have too much in common but. A visionary educator begs to differ he teamed up with a professional rapper and they're making science -- ABC's -- Gonzales has the story. That. The it would seem hip hop and science -- Equal match. Could be on further ends of the spectrum but professor Christopher and didn't is just proving that hypothesis can't he's he's he's. Yeah -- Using the popular music genre in the classroom with his pilot program called science genius now launching in ten high schools in New York City. The goal of the experimental -- Improving student science greets. The idea -- -- take what they're looking for already. Combine that with your culture and to do with them who financed with some of the inherently good at anyway and and then open the possibility. Those possibilities standing with the help of the celebrity. -- -- -- -- -- -- Both were met with some skepticism. And uncertainty from students. Who -- -- school science in the hip hop combined. How does that work. Well it works with the regular lesson plan followed by a challenge -- this. The benefit -- -- wonder are based on one behind topic once a week. And within minutes of getting their first assignment the students here at urban assembly school work on what it is that you want to be paying got -- Wilson free. -- Two unlikely elements fusing to create a new formula for success. I think it will inspire them to. Two focus on the details are going to be definitely easier for me something on top of my class. I -- to expand this program not only here in New York City but across the country. -- Gonzales ABC news new York and -- I like it really honestly look at this -- the global stats where Americans ranked American -- -- -- math and science. Whatever methodology works whatever received scores go up. I support that -- -- to -- the minister of education and there's a cultural -- you can -- -- And really need to teach the kid and I'm all about -- got a better. An extremely talented rapper never even finished the tenth -- realist permitting and -- was.

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