Scientific American: 60-Second Science Podcasts

Find out what's happening in the scientific world in only 60 seconds each day!

Looking for a science bell ringer that won’t eat up your instructional time?  Scientific American uploads a new 60-second podcast every weekday.  Each audio podcast is accompanied by a transcript of the audio so that students can follow along or click any links mentioned during the update, vocabulary can be taught explicitly, and the text can be revisited.  Visit their site:

Search hundreds of podcasts that discuss archeological finds, meteors, hand washing, working out, El Nino, rivers, US teen birth weights, and the list goes on and on…

Check out this podcast Social Media Tracks Disease Spread,  that explains how researchers used social media and Internet news channels to track the spread of disease outbreak almost two weeks quicker than by traditional data collection methods.



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