Here’s an interesting hypothesis: kids remember stuff when it’s in a song. It appears on the cover of Science, by Teacher and the Rockbots. One of the tracks, “Scientific Method,” might suggest ways of testing the hypothesis. But it’s not one of the stronger tracks on the album. Truth be told, it’s not a terrific album: the 14 tracks are rather similar in style but uneven in quality.
That said, TatR use the style well, they really rock. Here they are on the classification of animals.
In The Long Tail (Revised and Updated Edition), Chris Anderson uses astronomy as his lead-off example of “new producers.” Amateur astronomers complement the work of professionals by, among other things, observing the heavens: there’s a lot of heaven to observe. Much of the observation is due to the long tail comprising these amateurs.