Welcome back to the Science TV and Radio Guide.
My star gazing included finally getting a fairly good picture of the International Space Station
Well six weeks has gone quickly. There was some good Science TV and Radio over the summer including:
- Science Club with Dara O’Briain and guests introducing us to lots of different aspects of modern science.
- Seven Ages of Science; Lisa Jardine’s history of science starting from the renaissance to the current day. Primarily about dead white men (and women) but an interesting overview.
- Inside Science: this series has replaced the much loved Quentin Cooper and his series, Material World. Adam Rutherford and Alice Roberts present a very informative and interesting programme about science.
It’s been a busy summer as well with garden projects, holidays and star spotting. But as well as all that, The guide has undergone a redesign over the summer and we are changing the way we provide the information.
We have a new print only version of the science TV and Radio Guide* [EDIT added a link to the guide here – it’s also further down the post. Please print it out to share with your students]. It is sized at A3 so if you have an A3 printer then it should print very nicely on that. However if you print it out on a good laser printer, it should photocopy up to A3 if necessary (though it is very readable on A4). Changing from a pdf printed from the spreadsheet to a more appealing design is something I’ve wanted to do for a few months now. Let us know what you think.
Calendar reminders: There is now a Google calendar available with all the week’s TV on it. This allows notifications to be sent via email or twitter. This is still in “beta” so please bear with us.
We now have a ratings system letting you know how good the programme is likely to be (we don’t get advanced viewings 🙂 )
This week’s guide
This week the guide was collated by both @MrsDrSarah and @A_Weatherall. (We are using a popular cloud based spreadsheet so we can collaborate! – 21C skills).
Sarah’s pick of the week is The Life Scientific, with Professor Mark Lythgoe for those who a) Didn’t do as well in their AS exams as hoped and b) for those who did so well that they are filling out applications for Med School! My pick of the week is Crash Test Dummies which was excellent for GCSE Physics, specifically forces and momentum, but also a really good case study for developing robust scientific experiments.
I’m afraid we’ve not had a chance to collate any videos for you this week what with all the changes and a little thing like a new academic year and results analysis! Instead here’s a question: would you like any recommended videos added to the printed guide? Please tweet us or comment on the post to let us know.
*Please comment if you would like us to provide a spreadsheet version as well in future posts.
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