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!

If you have any suggestions for next week, let me know on twitter using the hashtag #sciteachlib and I’ll make sure they reach Sarah.

You can download the xlsx guide here: TV guide 5 Nov 12

Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on?
Anyone interested in neuro or computer science Digital Human (Radio) Exploring the complex relationships between humans and the digital world, including some individuals who rely on digital technologies. Mon 5 Nov, 4:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic biologists Nature’s Microworlds: Galapagos The flora and fauna Galapagos islands are unique, with many species found nowhere else in the world. Find out what makes these islands so special. Mon 5 Nov, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic biologists Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature: Super-bodies Find out how studying biology has influenced human engineering advances. Mon 5 Nov, 9pm, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer)
A level scientists, possibly GCSE biologists Dara O’Briain’s Science Club: Reproduction and Inheritance An exploration of the topic from unexpected angles, with cutting edge research discussed. Tues 6 Nov, 9pm, BBC 2 (or HD) (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic biologists The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World Showing the behaviour and adaptations of nocturnal species all over the world. Wed 7, Thurs 8 & Fri 9 Nov, 7pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)
A level physicists Frontiers: The Future of Particle Physics (Radio) Find out what physicists are doing in the wake of the Higgs boson discovery. Wed 7 Nov, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic physicists The Sky at Night:  The Story of Stuff Sir Patrick Moore hosts this exploration of what the universe is made of. Thurs 8 Nov, 7:30pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)
GCSE Physicists Shock and Awe:  The Story of Electricity Explore the history of electricity and how it was created by pioneering scientists. Thurs 8, Sat 10 Nov, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic biologists Natural World: Attenborough’s Ark David Attenborough introduces us to 10 species facing extinction that he would like to save. Fri 9 Nov, 9pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)
Biologists Guts: The strange and mysterious world of the Human Stomach Follow a tiny camera on its journey in to Michael Mosley’s stomach… On iPlayer until Wed 7 Nov
Physicists Space Dive Behind the scenes as Felix Baumgartner prepares for his amazing leap from the edge of space. On iPlayer (or very late on Tuesday night)
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Science Weekly with Alok Jha A whole range of science & technology is explored in this podcast from the Guardian. via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Science in Action New developments in science from around the world from the BBC. via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
Any enthusiastic podcast fans The Naked Scientists A podcast from the live Naked Scientists radio show – laying science bare, answering questions and interviewing top scientists via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
GCSE & A level scientists How Stuff Works – Stuff You Should Know A podcast (which isn’t always science but is very good anyway) packed with stuff you should know about. via iTunes (or your chosen podcast player)
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Little Atoms Podcast A podcast from the live Little Atoms talk show. http://www.littleatoms.com/
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3 Responses to TV Guide w/c 5th November 2012

  1. Thanks for taking this on, Alex.
    It is a great contribution to the science education community. Sarah and yourself deserve our praise and support.

  2. Pingback: Science Programmes W/C 05/11/12 | St John Fisher Catholic High School

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