NPR Science

Week of January 17, 2011

Click on the logo above to go the the NPR Science site, or use the links below to navigate one of the stories that may interest you.

I imagine that Brad could set up a permenant link for the NPR Science link on the KABT Blog Site but I wonder if it would just sit there unclicked.  He could likely add the apppropriate RSS feed as well which may inspire more use of their programing.  In the mean time, I figured that I might try to get in a weekly habit of posting NPR Science links that may appeal to KABT listeners.  If you would use this weekly feature, let me know via a comment.  Otherwise, I have no idea if this would be of use.

Although I occasionally share such stories in class, I am going to challenge myself to share each of audio stories above with my classes next week and see how they respond as well.  I’ll let you know how it goes with a comment next week.  These stories are good models for culminating work students could do to help them demonstrate understanding of particular topics of study while helping to popularize science as well.   If you already do such things in your classroom please share any thoughts, suggestions, etc… with a comment to this post.

Otherwise, if you have an iPhone, iPad, Android, etc… you should consider getting the NPR app.  I especially enjoy the NPR Science experience on the iPad.

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Author: Eric Kessler

I am a high school biology teacher at Blue Valley North High School where I have taught freshman Biology and Honors Biology, Field Biology, Zoology, and AP Biology for the past 15 years. I am sponsor of the Environmental Club and our molecular modeling S.M.A.R.T. Team program. I am also the current treasurer of the Kansas Herpetological Society. Although I like most things biological, I have specific interests in the natural history of KS endemics (the outdoors) and things molecular. I am a pretty avid reader, I enjoy maintaining my website, and taking photographs. I plan on having students blogging and creating podcasts by the end of the year.