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Podcast Science

 

Subjects

Educational Technology
Science
----Earth Science
--Space Science

Grade

3-5
6-8

Brief Description

Students use scripts from episodes of the Earth & Sky radio program to create podcasts.

Objectives

Students will

  • work in pairs to select and practice reading aloud a script from the Earth & Sky radio program.
  • learn to use podcasting hardware and software.
  • create a podcast of their selected script.

Keywords

Earth & Sky, podcast, science, collaborative activity, technology

Materials Needed

Lesson Plan

Explain to students that they are going to use scripts from episodes of the Earth & Sky radio program to create podcasts.

Review with students the podcasting tutorial How to Podcast.

Arrange students in pairs and have each pair select a script from the Earth & Sky radio program. Encourage each pair to rehearse reading their selected scripts and to develop appropriate sound effects to accompany the scripts. Have students record their broadcasts and create their podcasts.

Extension: Encourage students to work in pairs or small groups to write their own scripts and create weekly or monthly classroom podcasts.

Assessment

Assess students based on their participation in the activity and the quality of their podcasts.

Lesson Plan Source

EducationWorld.com

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

SCIENCE
GRADES K - 4
NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
NS.K-4.5 Science and Technology
GRADES 5 - 8
NS.5-8.4 Earth and Space Science
NS.5-8.5 Science and Technology

TECHNOLOGY
GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.4 Technology Communications Tools

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