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Science Friday with Ira Flatow
Science Friday is a radio talk show which can be heard each Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time over National Public Radio. Hosted by correspondent Ira Flatow, the show covers newsworthy topics on science and the environment. The show's archives contain shows for about the last seven years and are searchable by date, topic, or keyword. The teacher's section features a listing of shows by topic and a guide with ideas on how to incorporate material from the show into the classroom. There are also links to news articles, a blog, and information on obtaining written transcripts of shows. Science Friday is also available as a podcast, downloadable files than can be saved on a computer or portable player and played any time.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
  • Audio:
    • Radio broadcast
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biology
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
  • Natural hazards
  • Physics
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Teacher's guide requires Adobe Acrobat reader
Podcasts require iTunes, Windows Media player or other
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2007 ScienceFriday Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-622
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Public Radio (NPR)
Science Friday