Saturday, February 20, 2010

Schoolhouse Rocks Math & Science



Between 1973 and 1980, 37 exceptional installments of children's television were produced and televised, and I remember loving every minute of it, despite not being a child myself at the time. In spots running only three minutes, these cartoons taught lessons in grammar, history, science, math and other subjects.



In the first installment of this Saturday morning feature, we have Math & Science. With an amazing song like Energy Blues Schoolhouse Rock proved to be not only clever, but they were also long before their time.

Figure Eight



My Hero, Zero



Energy Blues


5 comments:

  1. Oh how I loved these!! Thank you Howard :-)

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  2. You know, I LOVED Schoolhouse Rock when I was a kid. I can still sing all the ones about history and government and grammar.

    But the ones you posted about math & science? I don't remember those at all. Even as a kid I avoided everything Math & Science related!

    I am so excited this is going to be a Saturday feature! BTW - did you ever see the "Schoolhouse Rocks" off-Broadway show? It was phenomenal - but again, when they did the math & science segments I would have SWORN they were just making them up.

    XOXOXOXOXO

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  3. I need to make a second comment. I watched the "Energy" one again and a thought crossed my mind. I've had an inexplicable love for the Blues my entire life. I wonder if my early-childhood exposure to this song and other blues songs in the Schoolhouse Rock series account for this.

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  4. Larry, you are welcome.

    David, Can't help but sing along, can you? LOL

    Bucko, they do!

    Larry, could be true....

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