- Astrobiology 2008 – This rap and video was commissioned by NASA’s AMEE (Astrobiology Magazine European Edition). It received worldwide attention and resulted in UK wide news coverage. Click link to see more information. http://www.astrobio.net/amee/summer_2008/Retrospections/JohnRapBio.php
- CBBC Space Hoppers 2010 – A series on CBBC to accompany the BBC show Seven Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox. There were seven episodes in total, each about a different aspect of the Solar System, such as coldest, hottest, wettest or windiest. Each episode was finished off with a science rap that summarised the whole programme, as well as science verses to describe the main experiment within each episode. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rhdfn/episodes/guide
- BBC Bitesize Science 2012 – A one hour programme for BBC Bitesize, consisting of 20 videos about scientific topics. 3 science raps feature in the biology section. Photosynthesis, Mitosis and Osmosis. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hmz85
Check out Jon’s mitosis rap here.
- CBeebies Rhyme Rocket 2012 – A children’s series about rhyme. A short science rap (for under 7’s) called My Mate Malcolm was performed for the space episode (Season 1 episode 5:Space).
- BBC Bitesize Space 2013 – A half hour programme about space for BBC Bitesize, consisting of 6 videos about space science. 2 science raps are featured. Star life cycle rap and a Waves and communication verse (full rap yet to be released but to appear on Youtube). http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qy21k
Check out Jon’s EM radiation rap at the end of this video.
- Channel 4 Clipbank – Rap Up Maths 2013 – 13 raps, for KS3/KS4 transition ages, about topics in mathematics including fractions, shapes, factorising and simplifying. They form part of a series of 25 innovative videos that are only available by subscription to Channel 4 Clipbank (Now Discovery Education: Secondary).
Click this link for a video of Jon rapping up equivalent fractions
- Head Squeeze 2013 – Faraday rap performed for Brit lab (formerly Head Squeeze), whilst in conversation with James May and Huw James.