Video: 7th graders rap about Rosalind Franklin, win everything

Students working on Rosalind Franklin video

What better way to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day than with an amazing rap battle by 7th graders about the often overlooked work of Rosalind Franklin?

I love Science History Rap Battles – it’s a great way to get kids excited about learning, and we learn better when we’re having fun. This video was created by students at KIPP Bridge Charter in Oakland, CA with the help of Tom McFadden. It’s pretty much the best.

Check out more information on the video, including resources to learn more about Rosalind Franklin, here.

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Jos TruittJos Truitt’s high school science teacher was right when he said she’d retain what she learned from fun, hands on projects more than what she read in textbooks.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/marlene/ Marlene

    It’s a Rosalind Franklin dance party right now in the offices of the biotech where I work :)