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Tom McFadden

Tom McFadden is passionate about science. And he’s on a quest to get students of all ages excited about it as well. Tom McFadden teaches science through rap with a slightly different approach. His students pen rap battles about conflicts from the history of science. A group of seventh-graders from Oakland, Calif., worked with McFadden to create a music video about the discovery of DNA’s structure. They the science and also delve into the personal behavior of the scientists involved. This is one way to increase scientific literacy with young people and the program is part of a national push to boost science education among minorities. Born in Sacramento, he started science rap at Stanford where he earned his degree from the School of Humanities and Sciences.