Message no. 651[Branch from no. 635] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:37pm Subject: Re: Marsville
Thanks! I call these videos "Melodic-Mnemonics" -- a way of using Melody (and music) as a helpful mnemonic device (hopefully!). I am going to be posting many more of them for you guys that I did over the years to teach science (which you might share with your kids as well!) For now, here is one called "Biosphere" that talks (sings!) about the creation of the "eutopian" habitat in the deserts of Arizona (I sent you guys a picture it in another post). It links the "Biosphere II" experiment (which was designed to see if we COULD live on Mars) with our work in the inner city and with recycling. The refrain of the song is "We don't have a thing to fear, we're living in a biosphere, of life! We can last for years and years, recycling the materials of life -- improving our society." It is, as you have eloquently expressed in your post Pat, a plea for applying what we learn in trying to survive on a hostile planet like mars to keeping the world safe (as I say, "safe-ing the Earth!)
Biosphere Melodic Mnemonic:
PS, You might also enjoy seeing this video by biospherian Jane Poynter, whom I had the great privilege of meeting before and after she locked herself in the biosphere for two years. Great stuff!