This is an entertaining video which teaches the Linnean biology classification of living things using a "Melodic-Mnemonic" rap song beat. The video was produced by T.H. Culhane with video instructor Phil Kuretski in 1989. T.H. Culhane was then a brand new science teacher at Crenshaw High School in South Central Los Angeles.
The KPCOFGS concepts - Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species - become much more memorable for the students when using this rap and melody mnemonic technique. The "Melodic-Mnemonic" method has apparently been particularly beneficial for "at-risk" students. The video posted below comes from T.H. Culhane's user account on Youtube.
"K-P-C-O-F-G-S it's a trip to be a mammal when you drink from mamma's breast."
K P C O F G S (Mnemonic, see KPCOFGS)
Mnemonic Chess - Kings Play Chess On Friday, Generally Speaking
Biology Classification Rap (T.H. Culhane, 1989)
KPCOFGS Species Blog
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