Book Talks is a feature of the AAAS review journal Science Books and Films (SB&F), which provides podcasts of interviews with the prize-winning authors and illustrators of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. This prize celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. AAAS and Subaru are pleased to sponsor these prizes, which promote science literacy by drawing attention to the importance of good science books. You can go to this Science NetLinks collection page to listen to interviews with the 2008 winners.
You can use this resource to identify interviews with the prize-winning authors and illustrators that supplement a wide variety of content areas. These podcasts can be used as supplemental material for lessons, as resources for project ideas, or as ways to introduce students to certain science topics. They also are a good way to allow students to hear authors and illustrators talk about their work and how that work is performed. The lessons listed in the section below provide examples of how audio podcasts can be used in science instruction.
Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping Stones to Inquiry
K-8 | Hands-On
Books about Invention and Innovation
3-12 | Teaching Aid
Be the Video Game Developer
3-5 | Video