BIOLOGY MUSIC VIDEOS

Rap Makes Learning Biology Fun

BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P.™ is a series of fun and informative animated music videos and songs for high school and higher ed students.

Each song and video lyrically summarizes a lesson presented in class. The lyrics are set to music, sung, and animated by some of the finest talent in the entertainment industry and offer a powerful way for students to review and recall complex scientific terms and processes.


"Biol-O-Gee R.A.P. has created more enthusiasm for Biology than ever imaginable."

James Enderby Bidlack, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and CURE-STEM Scholar
University of Central Oklahoma


"This is the way to teach and interest students in the sciences."

Govindjee
Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Plant Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Video Topics

THE CELL & HUMAN BODY:
Organelles, Circulation, Anatomical Figure, Bloodstream, Digestion, Respiration
THE PLANT:
Photosynthesis, Part 1: The Light-Dependent Reactions
Photosynthesis, Part 2: The Calvin Cycle

VIDEO TOPIC:

THE PLANT
Our videos on the Plant help reinforce the science learned in school in an exciting and effective way.

Photosynthesis, Part 1: The Light-Dependent Reactions

Photosynthesis, Part 2: The Calvin Cycle

These videos are supplementary teaching tools to be used in conjunction with classroom teachings, online instruction, textbooks, and/or review books.
Explains how a green plant uses solar energy, water, chlorophyll, and enzymes to produce the compounds that power the light-dependent reactions.
Rhyming lyrics, catchy beats and vivid animations describe carbon fixation, PGA reduction, and RuBP regeneration in a dynamic, memorable way.
 

VIDEO TOPIC:

THE CELL & HUMAN BODY
Our videos on the Cell and Human Body help reinforce the science learned in school in an exciting and effective way.

Cell Organelles

Human Circulatory System

Anatomical Figure

Human Bloodstream

Digestion

Human Respiratory System

These videos are supplementary teaching tools to be used in conjunction with classroom teachings, online instruction, textbooks, and/or review books.
Describes the role(s) of the typical organelles and cell parts found in a eukaryotic animal cell.
See how the heart pumps blood through pulmonary and systemic circulation and transports nutrients, oxygen and carbon dioxide to their destinations
Powerful way to review and recall the anatomical figure, anatomical position, directional terms and body planes when referencing the human body.
Describes how blood courses through the human circulatory system, transporting nutrients, gases, and wastes to their destinations.
Describes ingestion, mechanical digestion, chemical digestion and egestion in a fun and memorable way.
Explains the structure and functions of the human respiratory system as air travels in and out of the respiratory tract during one breathing cycle.
Reviews
"I enjoyed immensely what “Biologee Rap” has produced on “Photosynthesis” in two parts (Part 1: The light-dependent reactions; and Part 2: The light-independent reactions). They are awesome and highly effective. This is the way to teach and interest students in the sciences. I have used it in my lectures already at the undergraduate level around the World. Students love it and understand the basics much more easily than just from the books. I am certain that such videos will help students of all ages (I dare say from 9 years old to 90 years old). I will be using these songs and videos in my lectures on Photosynthesis to students of all ages wherever I go."
Review

Govindjee Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

"The BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P. videos are exceptionally well-done and will certainly add some accurate and exciting perspectives about photosynthesis to my classes. These photosynthesis videos include great detail – including accurate descriptions of photosystems, electron transport, oxidation-reduction reactions, enzymes, and so much more! I am particularly impressed with how splendidly the detail is integrated into an entertaining and fun approach to a complex series of biochemical reactions. I especially like the information about why photosynthesis is important for life on earth. The BIOL-O-GEE R.A.P. videos add a certain flair to the classroom and most definitely engage students in the learning about science. I hope to see more of these types of videos and will enthusiastically use them for the courses I teach."
Review

James Enderby Bidlack, Ph.D. Professor of Biology and CURE-STEM Scholar, University of Central Oklahoma; President and Executive Director of Metabolism Foundation; MERLOT Biology Editorial Board Member; Vice President of The Genome Registry; Chapter Secretary/Treasurer for Sigma Xi Honor Society; Sponsor for Horticultural Club

"Having taught Principles of Nutrition for over 17 years, I'm always looking for ways to freshen the content and engage my students. When I reviewed a copy of the BIOL-O-GEE RAP "Digestion" video I knew it was a must view for my class. I just taught the Digestion chapter but will show it again in a few weeks after my students have had time to 'digest' more content info on carbohydrates, fats, and protein. The video is catchy and appealing to many different academic levels. I think it is simple enough for high school and perhaps even middle school, yet not too elementary for my college students. Lyrics accompany the video in addition to a fill-in-the-blank worksheet and supplementary information. Nice added value material. I've made a request that they develop dance moves - only half kidding there. My only regret (aside from no accompanying dance moves), is that there are no more videos pertinent to my intro nutrition class. Excellent video - highly recommend!"
Review

Jennifer Neily, MS, RDN, LD, FAND Adjunct Professor, University of Dallas and Richland College; Blog: Neily on Nutrition; Wellcoach Certified Health Coach