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Science Update Podcasts

Science Update Podcasts

Launch Tool

Science Update radio shows -- daily, 60-second radio features covering the latest discoveries in science, technology, and medicine -- are now available as daily or weekly podcasts. A week's worth of daily shows and the most recent weekly podcast appear on the homepage, while the archive holds shows dating back to 2001, sortable both by date and by subject matter. An additional page explains podcasting and how you can use it.


For Educators

You can use this resource to identify Science Updates that supplement a wide variety of content areas. These Science Update radio shows 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 scientists talk about their work and how that work is performed. The lessons listed in the section below provide examples of how Science Update Podcasts can be used in science instruction.

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9-12 | Interactive
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6-12 | Interactive
Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping Stones to Inquiry
K-8 | Hands-On

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