TV and Radio Guide w/c 11th March 2013
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The science teaching library has undergone a small face lift. This is for two reasons:
- the first was I wanted to make it easier to explore the library so I’ve added a menu to the top of the page. This couldn’t be done in the old wordpress theme I was using so we have a complete theme change.
- the second was to make space for a 5th column in the guide as I’ve added a link to each programme. All the short links are also available in one place for easy refere Ince.
My pick of the week is actually from last week, but we missed it off the guide by accident. In Our Time is a 45 minute radio chat between Melvin Bragg and various experts on subjects ranging from science to art and literature to the classics. The discussion can be a bit dry, but this week they are discussing Absolute Zero so I’m going to set it for homework for my A2 Physicists.
My video(s) of the week are also trying to break the stereotype of what a scientist is, although this chap is white and male. My physics hero: Feynman, the great explainer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIJw3OLB9sI. I’m going to put together a collection of Feynman videos here in the Science Teaching Library but to whet your appetite here is Feynman on the Scientific method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYPapE-3FRw.
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.
|Year group||Title of the programme||Why is it so great?||When is it on?||Link to the programme|
|Any enthusiastic people||The Trials of Life (TV)||This excellent series is being repeated all week.||Mon 11 to Friday 15 March ~4:20pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/Y5kbev|
|GCSE Biologists||Bang Goes the Theory (TV)||Investigating germs and infection.||Mon 11 March, 7:30pm BBC 1 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/10nzL5m|
|GCSE and A level Biologists||Discovery (Radio)||Peter Bowes explores how exercise and lifestyle could hold the promise to staying young.||Mon 11 March, 7:32pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/13M9Qce|
|A level scientists||Material World (Radio)||Should we cull deer? How will the Herschel telescope cope when its helium supply runs out? And spud genetics.||Mon 11 March, 9pm, Radio 4, or available as a podcast||http://bbc.in/Y5jm5y|
|A level Biologists||Who’s the Pest (Radio)||As there are 10 quintillion insects living on the planet should we be eating more of them?||Tues 12 March, 11am, Thurs 14 March, 9pm, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/14GOER6|
|A level Biologists||The Human Zoo (Radio)||Experiments desgined to find out how we make decisions and judgements?||Tues 12 March, 3pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/ZrP8uX|
|GCSE Biologists||Costing The Earth (Radio)||Eco-friendly building materials for efficient homes||Tues 12 March, 3:30pm, Wed 13 March, 9pm, BBC Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/XyvdKL|
|GCSE Biologists||Science Café (Radio)||Prof Steve Ormerod discusses conservation, environmental change and birds!||Tues 12 March, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/12DjJtk|
|GCSE Physicists||Horizon (TV)||2010-2011 Asteroids – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly||Tues 12 March, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/10vAp4A|
|A level Biologists||Planet Ant: Life inside the Colony (TV)||Cutting edge technology is used to observe ants inside their colony.||Tues 12 March, 9pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/Wd3Hl3|
|A level Biologists||Twitterpated (Radio)||Nothing to do with twitter! This is the phenomenon of high jinks in the spring.||Wed 13 March, 11:30am, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/YjHqi2|
|KS3/GCSE Physicists||Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom (TV)||Elsie Widdowson is this week’s genius.||Wed 13 March, 6:15pm, CBBC (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/Z9EXcg|
|Any enthusiastic people||Insect Worlds (TV)||How have insects affected our culture and food production.||Wed 13 March, 8:30pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/Z9Bcnj|
|Any enthusiastic people||Metamophosis (TV)||Metamorphosis: The Science of Change||Wed 13 March, 9pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/ZrYO8C|
|A level scientists||Material World (Radio)||Discussing the week’s science news.||Thurs 14 March, 4:30pm, Radio 4, or available as a podcast||http://bbc.in/13NGYRj|
|A level scientists||Science in Action (Radio)||Discussing the week’s science news.||Thurs 14 March, 7:32pm, World Service or available as a podcast||http://bbc.in/Zpa2av|
|GCSE and A level Physicists||Horizon (TV)||The Creative Brain. Scientists investigate how moments of creativity occur.||Thurs 14 March, 9pm, BBC 2, BBC HD (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/VUlXkj|
|GCSE and A level Physicists||The Sky at Night (TV)||Catching up with the results of Sir Patrick Moore’s last challenge to the country’s astronomers.||Thurs 14 March, 10pm, BBC HD (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/YjJd6M|
|GCSE and A level Biologists||Natural World (TV)||Empire of the desert ants.||Sun 17 March, 2pm, BBC HD (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/Za14PI|
|GCSE Biologists||Deadly 60 on a Mission – Africa (TV)||Looking for the ferocious great white shark||Sun 17 March, 4:20pm, BBC 1 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/10wb3DV|
|Any enthusiastic people||Africa (TV)||Investigate the greatest desert on Earth.||Sun 17 March, 6pm, BBC HD (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/YMIuxR|
|Any enthusiastic people||The Incredible Story of the Monarch Butterfly (TV)||The migration of the Monarch butterfly.||Sun 17 March, 9pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/12DHqC2|
|Any enthusiastic people||Naked Scientists (Radio)||The Naked Scientists tackle questions from the everyday to the totally odd!||Sun 17 March, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer)||http://bbc.in/Y0JS0W|
|Any enthusiastic biologists||Wild Arabia (TV)||The wildlife of Arabia||On iPlayer||http://bbc.in/YTkje1|
|A level physicists||In Our Time (Radio)||Melvin Bragg and guests discuss absolute zero.||On iPlayer and available as a podcast||http://bbc.in/12Dqc7O|
|Any enthusiastic people||Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space (TV)||What can be done to protect the planet from another meteorite like the one in Russia?||On 4OD||http://bit.ly/ZphQcj|
|GCSE and A level physicists||The Life Scientific (Radio)||Sue Ion discusses working in the nuclear industry following the Chernobyl disaster.||On iPlayer||http://bbc.in/14Ho9uT|
|Any enthusiastic people||Bang Goes The Theory (TV)||They’re back, and this time Maggie Philbin from Tomorrow’s World is with them!||On iPlayer||http://bbc.in/Za25r5|