TV and Radio Guide w/c 20 May 2013

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Another quiet week for Science TV and Radio, collated by @MrsDrSarah.

Sarah’s picks for this week are  Costing the Earth (on Tues and Wed) about GM technology which may be helpful for A level Biologists, and Map Man (on Sat) which tells the story of the first London A-Z. My picks are The Why Factor on Monday about why children lie as part of their development, and All in the Mind from last week which includes a piece on research into effective revision techniques.

This week’s video is via @Alby. Science@NASA produce many videos about the work NASA does; although recently funding decisions have required them to cut back on their educational output, hopefully this will be temporary. This video (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?collection_id=14483&media_id=163147311) describes the monitoring of meteor strikes on the moon, and an event in March this year that was as bright as a 4th magnitude star, easily seen without a telescope.

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.

You can download the xlsx guide here: tv-guide-20-may-13.xslxand a printable pdf version here: tv-guide-20-may-13.pdf

I’ve collated all the links from this week’s guide in this bit.ly bundle.
You can also subscribe to the following RSS feed in your favourite newsreader and never miss a post: feeds.feedburner.com/ScienceTVandRadioGuide RSS and follow the @ScienceTVRadio twitter account.

Year group Title of the programme Why is it so great? When is it on? Link to the programme
GCSE and A Level Psychologists The Why Factor: The Lie? (Radio) Discover why psychologists consider the development of lying is an important stage in children’s development. Mon 20 May, 8:32am, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12lEN4j
Any enthusiastic Physicists Cosmic Quest (Radio) Explore the story of astronomy through the centuries. Mon 20 – Fri 24 May, 2:15pm, BBC 4 Extra (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/11MmEAn
Any enthusiastic Biologists Planet Earth (TV) David Attenborough explores the mysteries of our planet. Mon 20 – Fri 24 May, 4:15pm, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/19JSN9l
Any enthusiastic Biologists Discovery: Deep Sea Vents (Radio) Find out how deep sea mining may be threatening deep ocean ecosystems. Mon 20 May, 6:32pm, Tues 21 May, 8:32am, Sat 25 May, 9:32am, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/113djMM
A Level scientists Material World (Radio) Quentin Cooper discusses the world’s most powerful ‘quantum’ computer, ancient water, stem cell advances and the Dambusters. Mon 20 May, 9pm, Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/1600QCi
A Level Biologists The Life Scientific (Radio)  John Krebs (the son of Herr Krebs of Krebs Cycle fame) discusses foot and mouth disease, badgers and TB. Tues 21 May, 9am and 9:30pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16FMbfl
A Level Biologists Costing the Earth (Radio) Tom Heap investigates the latest developments in GM technology. Tues 21 May, 3:30pm and Wed 22 May, 9pm, Radio 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10Yx51W
Any enthusiastic scientists Science Café (Radio) Hear about the latest scientific and technological discoveries from Wales. Tues 21 May, 6:30pm, BBC Radio Wales (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10Yxstt
KS2 and 3 Scientists Deadly 60 On a Mission (TV) A visit to Florida in search of some of the planet’s deadliest predators. Wed 22 May, 10:05am, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16uS93a
Future historians and archaeologists Stories from the Dark Earth (TV) Discover how science, conservation and excavation have changed our understanding of different periods in history Wed 22 May, 8pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/16FJz11
A Level scientists Material World (Radio) Quentin Cooper investigates the news in science and the science in the news. Thurs 23 May, 4:30pm, BBC Radio 4 (or download the podcast) http://bbc.in/17JVcUK
Any enthusiastic Biologists Nature’s Microworlds (TV) An insight into the wolves and beavers of the Yellowstone National Park. Thurs 23 May, 7pm, BBC 2 Scotland (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/10ql3sl
Any enthusiastic scientists The Why Factor (Radio) Find out some of the extraordinary histories of everyday objects. Fri 24 May, 6:32pm and Sat 25 May, 10:32pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/12ClxzO
Future adventurers (especially those doing DofE) Map Man: Mrs P’s A-Z (TV) Find out about the woman who set out to map the streets of London in the 1930s and produced one of the most successful maps of all time! Sat 25 May, 11am, BBC 2 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/113c2oZ
Any enthusiastic Biologists Swarm – Nature’s Incredible Invasions (TV) Incredible images show the true complexity of the swarm and how their intelligence impacts on our world. Sat 25 May, 7pm, BBC 4 (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/18SnbRd
Any enthusiastic scientists The Science Hour (Radio) Science news and highlights of the week. Sun 26 May, 2:06pm, BBC World Service (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/187QVZ8
Any enthusiastic scientists Naked Scientists (Radio) The Naked Scientists answer listeners’ science questions. Sun 26 May, 6pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (or on iPlayer) http://bbc.in/19K6zZy
A Level Biologists and future medics A Cultural History of Syphillis (Radio) Explore some of the social, cultural and human history of ‘The Great Pox’. Sun 26 May, 7:45pm, BBC Radio 3 http://bbc.in/10bk7wn
Any enthusiastic Physicists NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (TV) A unique chance to glimpse an astronaut’s view of spaceflight. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/10YzABr
Anyone doing revision All in the Mind (Radio) Claudia Hammond looks at the research for revision techniques. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/16BOqAb
Any enthusiastic Physicists The Fantastic Mr Feynman (TV) A celebration of the late scientist Richard Feynman, who helped design the atomic bomb and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965 On iPlayer http://bbc.in/187RD8F
Any enthusiastic Physicists The Challenger (TV) The story of how Richard Feynman helped to discover the cause of the Challenger shuttle disaster. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/Z3dqhm
Future historians and archaeologists Stories from the Dark Earth (TV) Discover how science, conservation and excavation have changed our understanding of different periods in history On iPlayer http://bbc.in/16FJz11
A level Physicists The Genius of Marie Curie (TV) Revealing the challenges faced by Marie Curie in her personal and professional life. On iPlayer http://bbc.in/120EFnR
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) http://bit.ly/YjZzfz
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) http://bbc.in/VUMQ7E
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) http://bit.ly/WdpFnZ
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) http://bit.ly/Zsz6AW
Any enthusiastic podcast fans Little Atoms Podcast A podcast from the live Little Atoms talk show. http://www.littleatoms.com/ http://bit.ly/ZAnbPa
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