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March, 2009

Discovery Now
Podcasts highlight the latest innovations in science and space.
Grade Level:, 9-12


http://www.discoverynow.us/

CONTENT
: This site was developed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) with a generous grant from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). It features a 90-second daily podcast that highlights the latest innovations in science and space.
SITE DESIGN
The site is well organized with links to the main areas in the left side bar. Scrolling photographs are in the main body of the page. By clicking on the tiny link in the upper right corner of the photo, you will be presented with the featured spots. After you choose the spot you would like to view, click on the picture for a audio introduction. iTunes or other podcast software is necessary. .
 

REVIEW
Each weekday, Discovery Now offers teachers and students or the general public the opportunity to listen to a 90-second podcast that discusses the latest innovations in science and space. Previously broadcast segments are archived in the audio spots section. The articles in the Podcast Information section will be most helpful to those who are not very familiar with subscribing to podcasts. The Educational Resources section offers six lesson plans for grades 9-12 that are aligned with educational standards and include STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) objectives. Lesson plans include background information, standards, and instructional objectives, activities, resources, and evaluation materials. .

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