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I've learned so much from our designers, maybe more of *our* curriculum should be taught with song and dance routines...


rbos's picture

neocortex, frontal lobe - brain stem! brain stem!

Fuseblower's picture

A rather erudite person, explaining about capacitors, once re-purposed a line from the well-known remembrance hymn - "Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all the charge away ..."

Other than that though, all the engineering songs appear to be either too rude to mention, or about drinking. The best I could come up with were some mnemonics, like the ones for resistor colour codes. And there are so many variations of those that it's hard to know where to start. On top of that, most of them are racist and sexist (so easiest to remember...) but not considered appropriate for classrooms.

As for engineers dancing - well, let's not go there, shall we?

Taurwen's picture

In high school our Geology teacher was teaching us the hardness scale (Heh heh, "hardness") by using an easy to remember mnemonic.
"It's easy guys you just have to remember: Toronto Girls Can F... flirt... And Other Queer Things Can Do!"

Danbsmitbo's picture

Transformers! Inductors in Disguise!
Transformers! Swapping V's for I's!

(I trust most of you can guess the proper tune for this)

There are all kinds of opportunities for these if you put your mind to it.

sammitch's picture

I think you need to get your minion on film to do this one justice.

Anyhow, I remember in junior high doing biology were were drilled on "King Phillip Come Over For Good Supper" [Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. woo!] and were expressly forbidden from changing those last two words.

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