TV and Radio Guide w/c 18th February 2013

It’s half term (or half term has just finished) and there is more great science on the TV and Radio with this week’s guide collated by @MrsDrSarah. There’s not much for the chemists this week however check out  one of the video picks below for the week to make up for this. Sarah’s pick of the week is Science Cafe on Tuesday (all about digestion which will be great for  GCSE biologists) and mine is Costing the Earth on Wednesday which will be looking at generating energy from our household waste – both definitely worth a listen for GCSE scientists.
Other highlights include: a discussion about ice ages on In Our Time, radiophonic genius: Delia Derbyshire, Horizon going  very small, what determines an organism’s sex, and Brian looks at why our world is such a suitable haven for life.

The online videos of the week are brand new: the first is by MinutePhysics and carries on the theme of last week’s Horizon: What is the Universe . Henry Reich produces some fantastic videos to share with your A Level physicists. The second is by the prolific Hank Green who has just started a new Crash Course: Chemistry which starts by defining the nucleus. Check out the rest of the Crash Courses by Hank and his brother John here

Do leave a comment if anything piques your interest. We’d love to know if you or your students have any feedback about the science programmes (especially the radio ones or podcasts).

You can download the xlsx guide here: tv-guide-18-feb-13.xlsx  and a printable pdf version here:  tv-guide-18-feb-13.pdf
You can also subscribe to the following RSS feed in your favourite newsreader and never miss a post: feeds.feedburner.com/ScienceTVandRadioGuide RSS
Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on?
Any enthusiastic people Living Planet (TV) A repeat of one of Sir David Attenborough’s fantastic biology documentaries. Mon 18 and Tues 19 Feb, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)
KS 2 and 3 scientists Deadly Mission Madagascar (TV) A biology documentary for younger students, looking at the unique island of Madagascar. Mon 18 – Fri 22 Feb, 4:30pm, CBBC channel (or on iPlayer)
A level biologists Discovery: Sexual Nature (Radio) Investigating what makes an organism ‘male’ or ‘female’. Mon 18 Feb, 7:32pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)
A level scientists Material World (Radio) Discussing a new strain of corona virus – does it have the features to become the next pandemic? Mon 18 Feb, 9pm, Radio 4, or available as a podcast
GCSE Biologists Science Café (Radio) A panel of experts discuss the mystery that is digestion. Tues 19 Feb, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer)
A level physicists The Life Scientific (Radio) Find out where cosmic rays, subatomic particles with the highest known energies in the entire Universe, come from. Tues 19 Feb, 9:30pm, Radio 4, or available as a podcast
Any enthusiastic people Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom (TV) This week Dick and Dom are looking at Delia Derbyshire and the development electronic music. Wed 20 Feb, 6:15pm, CBBC (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic biologists Nature’s Microworlds (TV) Explore the mysteries of the deep sea and find out more about the adaptations of the creatures that live there. Wed 20 Feb, 8:30pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)
GCSE physicists Costing the Earth (Radio) Tom Heap investigates whether usable energy can be sourced from our household waste. Wed 20 Feb, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)
A level scientists Material World (Radio) Discussing the week’s science news. Thurs 21 Feb, 4:30pm, Radio 4, or available as a podcast
Any enthusiastic physicists Horizon: How Small is the Universe? (TV) Horizon goes on search of the smallest thing in the universe. Thurs 21 Feb, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic people Wild Arabia (TV) Journey through breathtaking deserts with the remarkable people and wildlife of Arabia. Fri 22 Feb, 9pm, BBC 2 (9:30pm NI) (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic biologists Natural World (TV) A portrait of a British river ecosystem. Sat 23 Feb, 7pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic people Natural World (TV) The Natural World team has followed Storm, the head of a wolf pack, over the course of his year. Sat 23 Feb, 8pm, BBC 2 or HD (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic people Naked Scientists (Radio) The Naked Scientists tackle questions from the everyday to the totally odd! Sun 24 Feb, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer)
Any enthusiastic biologists Deadly 60 on a Mission (TV) Follow scientists as they search for the great white shark. Sun 24 Feb, 6:05pm, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer)
Everybody! Wonders of Life (TV) Brian Cox considers what it is about our world that makes it a home for life. Sun 24 Feb, 9pm, BBC 2 or HD (or on iPlayer)
KS2 and 3 scientists After Life: Rot Box Detectives (TV) A team of young scientists investigate rot and decay. On iPlayer until Wed 20 Feb
Any enthusiastic people In Our Time (Radio) Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ice ages, periods when the temperature of the Earth has dropped to low levels. On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic biologists Life on Earth (TV) One of Attenborough’s superb documentaries. On iPlayer
A level scientists Science in Action (Radio) A discussion of recent advances in science. On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic people Genius of Invention (TV) A great new series about the inventions that have shaped our lifestyles. On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic people Wonders of Life (TV) If you haven’t caught the first few episodes of this series it is well worth the time. On iPlayer
Any enthusiastic biologists Africa (TV) Attenborough’s most recent BBC documentary. On iPlayer
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/
Advertisements

2 Responses to TV and Radio Guide w/c 18th February 2013

  1. kate says:

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to upload all this information. Our students are really engaging with this resource.

    • Kate, brilliant news and thanks for the thanks. Sorry for not replying sooner but I’ve been offline over much of half term. Glad to know your students get a lot of use out of it. I’d be interested to know how you go about sharing it with them?

Leave a review of this item.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: