Born to Do Science

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Babies constantly test their world in order to understand it. This is how they learn basics like the laws of gravity and parental behavior. Scientists never outgrow that innate sense of curiosity.

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Baby’s in the high chair
Her food is on the floor
She's testing a hypothesis
And she needs to know more
Square and orange will stick she predicts
Round and green will bounce like a ball
Her carrots and peas fly one by one
Until the outcome becomes predictable

We are born to do science
A baby can do it and so can you
We are born to do science
Just figuring out what's true

Baby’s out of juice now.
And so she throws her cup.
It makes a happy clatter!
And her Daddy picks it up!
How can she make him do that again?
The need for data is evident
She giggles with anticipation
As she launches her new experiment...

Come on, Daddy... Pick up the cup... Hmmm…
Maybe if I cry-yi-yi

We are born to do science
A baby can do it and so can you
We are born to do science
Just figuring out what's true

Human Beings are wired to investigate
Baby’s brain will calculate, analyze and formulate
That’s why she tries to crawl into her Momma’s tote
Play with the TV remote, Find out if car keys float
It's what we're all about; we love to figure it out!

We are born to do science
A baby can do it and so can you
We are born to do science
Just figuring out what's true

credits

from Songs From the Science Frontier, released November 11, 2010
Monty Harper: vocals, acoustic guitar, bells
Evalyn Harper: baby voice
Rob "Dr. Rock" Martin: drums, percussion
Chris "Boom" Wiser: keyboards
Dave Spindle: bass, electric guitar
Produced by Chris Wiser
Recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio, Norman, OK
Additional recording at 20 Sparrows Recording Service, OKC, OK
Engineered by Trent Bell
Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios
Cover design by Monty Harper and Paul Fleming
Funded through Kickstarter.com
Boom and Dr. Rock appear courtesy of the Sugar Free Allstars

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Monty Harper Stillwater, Oklahoma

Monty Harper is a children's musician in Stillwater, OK. He performs for elementary schools and libraries, helps kids write their own songs in workshops and residencies, does informal science education, and writes songs for clients.

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