Columbia Professor and GZA Aim to Help Teach Science through Hip-Hop

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GZA, a rapper, is working with Dr. Emdin on a pilot program to teach science using hip-hop.

Christopher Emdin is a Columbia University professor who likes to declaim Newton’s laws in rhyme. GZA is a member of the Wu-Tang Clan who left school in 10th grade. When the two men met this summer, at a radio show hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium, they started talking about science and education — particularly, why science classrooms were failing to engage many African-American and Latino students, who together make up 70 percent of New York City’s student body.

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