Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Buy This For Somebody's Kid!
Yes, buy this for somebody's kid, starting with yours, if you have one! Here Comes Science is a new music and video project from They Might Be Giants (TMBG). It's supposed to be for kids, but you'll like it too. As an optical engineer and educational outreach kind of guy who is also a songwriter, I am really impressed at how cool this collection of songs about science is. It sounds like music, not "children's music" - and the songs are full of real science information presented through clever lyrics and fun, memorable music. It's funny too. There are songs about biology, chemistry, physics, the solar system, and much more (19 tracks).
CD/DVD set from Amazon, and I've been listening in my car and watching some of the videos at home. Great stuff, and the Amazon price just dropped to $9.99 (I paid $13.49 a few days ago). You can also see a number of the DVD's on YouTube, like "Roy G Biv" embedded here (that's a mnemonic for remembering the order of colors in the spectrum - a wee bit of optics).
Thanks to astropixie and Bad Astronomy for the tip on this.