TV Guide w/c 26th November 2012

This week’s TV Guide collated by @MrsDrSarah and hosted at the Science Teaching Library (her archive of TV Guides found here http://teachitbetter.wordpress.com/tag/tv-guide/) is now available.

Nature’s Microworlds – BBC4

Sarah’s  Pick of the Week is the  Nature’s Microworlds on Monterey Bay. The kelp forest of Monterey Bay, California is one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. As a lapsed scuba diver, I will be watching this with interest; apparently the kelp forests in the North Sea are pretty amazing places to dive.

My Pick of the week is Naked Scientists on iPlayerThe BBC is decommissioning this radio show  just as I’ve started listening to it. Show your support and give it a go, before it goes!

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TV Guide w/c 19th November 2012

To give Sarah a break this week I have collated this week’s guide. I had a look at other freeview channels, but pickings are thin (Mythbusters on Quest at 8:00pm each weekday and E4 has The Big Bang Theory most nights). The BBC is definitely the place for science on TV this week.

My picks of the week are:

  • Infinite Monkey Cage – this is a great science comedy programme on Radio 4, and this first episode of the new series has Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise) and Ben Miller – author of  It’s Not Rocket Science
  • Dara O’Briain’s Science Club – includes how to deflect an asteroid!
  • Anthropocene – the current geological age is defined by human activity. Find out what geologists of the future will discover about us when they go digging.

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TV Guide w/c 12th November 2012

This week’s TV Guide from @MrsDrSarah (archive of TV Guides found here http://teachitbetter.wordpress.com/tag/tv-guide/) includes

I’m really glad I watched Dara O’Briain’s Science Club last week, there was loads of stuff for GCSE biology and the introduction to DNA at the start will be a great resource – it’s still available on iPlayer and is included in the second half of this week’s guide.

Sarah’s Pick of the Week is the Science Cafe on Dietetics, and mine is Dara O’Briain’s Science Club which this week is all about Einstein.

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TV Guide w/c 5th November 2012

@MrsDrSarah is an NQT who, over the last few months, has been collating a weekly TV and Radio guide (UK based) for all things Science to share with her students. She has also shared this amazing resource on her blog http://teachitbetter.wordpress.com/tag/tv-guide/ and teachers on twitter and beyond have found it very useful.

However, maintaining a blog is a big commitment especially when faced with the work involved during the first year of teaching  (I know this myself from last year), and Sarah has decided that she needs to concentrate on the latter at the moment. So she asked if I would be willing to host the TV guides (which she is still collating for her students) on the Science Teaching Library, and so this will be the new home. Sarah continues to be the author of the guide, which she produces as a spreadsheet, but I will post them online each weekend so they can be shared with you all.

So, without further ado, here is this week’s TV, Radio and Podcast guide. There’s lots on this week, however I have to say that my pick of the week has got to be Felix’s Space Dive, as I’ve heard the footage collected for the documentary is spectacular. Also a special callout for Michael Mosley’s Guts!

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