A rap about the table of elements
October 2, 2008

British hip-hop duo dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip rapped about the periodic table of elements in their song “Development.” It’s not the most helpful take on the subject, but at least somebody is teaching science to our kids.

Hydrogen is number one
Cause hydrogen is what puts the shine in the sun
Through nuclear fusion and when it’s done
It leaves element number two: Helium
Helium is the second lightest gas that there is
So we use it in balloons we give to little kids
Then there’s lithium often used to treat mental problems
Beryllium don’t conduct electric currents, it stops them
Boron can be used to make things harden
And that smoke that’s coming out of your exhaust, carbon
Carbon is arguably the most important element
And nitrogen in the air is almost eighty percent
The rest of the air is mainly oxygen
And fluorine is the lightest of the halogens

See here for the full song lyrics.