Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Website Review: Science Updates

SCIENCE UPDATES from ScienceNetLinks are student-friendly 60-second audio programs focusing on current science research.
Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, each science topic contains a 60-second audio clip, transcript, and image. The page also explores ways to make sense of the scientific research. Each topic concludes with a list of questions, links to the original research, and related topics of interest. The resource also provides the grade level focus, theme, benchmarks and standards associated with the topic. An For Educators section contains links to lesson plans and activity ideas.
Librarians will find that these concise pages are an excellent way to address information literacy standards related to audio literacy and informational reading comprehension. With dozens of topics to explore, each student could investigate their own topic making this resource an excellent jumping off spot for inquiry-based learning projects.