Are you familiar with Science Updates?
Science Updates are 60-second radio programs covering the latest discoveries in science, technology, and medicine. These shows also include responses to questions phoned in to the Science Update hotline (1-800-WHY-ISIT) or submitted online. Science NetLinks' Science Update lessons dig a little deeper into the topics, include suggestions for using the research in the K-12 classroom, and provide the transcript and an MP3 file for playback.
These short podcast lessons are an easy way to incorporate current events and new research into your classroom or home. Science Update lessons cover all areas of science and recent features have included:
Everglades Pythons: Invasive Burmese pythons are becoming a problem for native birds and even alligators.
Blaming the Hero: Are victims much more likely to be excused for bad behavior than heroes?
Popularity & Bullying: Kids tend to get more aggressive as they get more popular—up to a point.
Memory Tagging: A look at how the brain chooses which memories to store while you sleep.