Science Is For Me
Emmy Brockman is an early childhood education specialist who serves as the Director of Education at the WonderLab Museum of Science in Bloomington, Indiana. The opening tri-lingual track, “I Am a Scientist,” weaves voices in harmony, while explaining the main tenets of knowledge. In the Calypso-esque “There’s A Method, Brockman sounds like a spunky, singing Miss Valerie Felicity Frizzle. The punk-ish “Try It!” outlines the various scientific fields of study, before exploring each one over the course of the rest of the album. The bouncy “Dinosaurs Didn’t Roar” explains how paleontologists often need to revise their theories, while the sprightly “I’m Just a Seed” explains what plants need to grow, and “Bug Hunt” is a theme song for entomologists everywhere. The “Taxonomy Rag” is a barrelhouse boogie exploration of what’s unique and similar in animal species; “My Bubble” uses the melody of “My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean” to explain the physics of bubbles; while “We Need to Sleep” is a beautiful cello-enhanced ballad about all creatures need for rest. Later on, “Inside Outside Me” is a playful forensic study of the human body, the folky “Old” explores the lifespans of a host of different animals, plants, rocks and humans, and “Twinkle Twinkle Outer Space uses the classic children’s rhyme to take an astronomical journey. The album closes with a song that explains the difference between empirical evidence and rumor in the ingeniously simple and informative “How Do You Know?”
Lahri Bond ©2019 Parents’ Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.