TV and Radio Guide w/c 11th February 2013

Horizon: How big is the Universe?

It’s a relatively quiet week for science on the TV and Radio this week. The re-run of Life on Earth at 4:15 every day is drawing to a close and picking up with The Living Planet. These are well worth a watch if you haven’t seen them (I have them all on DVD so can peruse at my leisure).  My pick of the week is Horizon: How Big is the Universe. Our Philosophy & Ethics department are teaching scientific and religious explanations for the universe at the moment, so this may be one for them to look at. 

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TV and Radio Guide w/c 4th February 2013

Dick and Dom in a science lab
Wow, we’re in February already and about 10% of the year gone. There’s more great science in the TV and radio guide this week (collated by @MrsDrSarah). Sarah’s pick of the week is Science Cafe on Radio 4 (Tues, 6:30pm) for GCSE and A level chemists – considering how our growing reliance on modern technology is creating a shortage of critical elements.  My pick of the week is Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom on CBBC (Wed 6:15pm). This week’s episode is about one of the fathers of Physics: Sir Isaac Newton. I am really enjoying this show and pleased that CBBC have made the decision to put such informative TV onto the schedule. They’re doing a great job of combining the history of scientific discovery with the fun and wonder of science; perfect for early KS3.

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