Programmed by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), one educational app named Science360 Radio streams 100+ radio shows and podcasts from around the world, filling its viewers’ minds with fun, factual information about the future of science.
Available via iPhone, iPad and Android devices, this student-friendly app has become a go-to learning platform for students, parents and teachers alike.
“From the latest news headlines to in-depth interviews and lively discussions, Science360 Radio delivers engaging daily programming about all things science, engineering, math and technology,” the station states.
Art of healing: kirigami-inspired bandages developed by @MIT, possibly also for wearable electronics, featured on NSF’s Science360 Radio: https://t.co/dTkg88tPmp pic.twitter.com/og4CUyDz7l
— National Science Foundation (@NSF) April 28, 2018
Easily accessible and free, Science360 sparks imagination and learning. Tune in anytime and you’ll soon discover new knowledge about different science specialisms.
Radio shows include:
Third Pod from the Sun: Analysing how climate influences human migrations by the American Geophysical Union.
The Discovery Files: Discovering how bacteria move toward food or away from poisons from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Sustainable Nano: Supporting vulnerable learners in education achievement by the NSF-funded Centre for Sustainable Nanotechnology.
The Arctic is warming faster than nearly everywhere else on Earth, bringing with it new opportunities and unprecedented risks. Our new radio documentary “Listening to the Arctic,” follows researchers as they try to understand this rapidly changing region. https://t.co/kjpfwfZrEF pic.twitter.com/039JJePxK4
— National Science Foundation (@NSF) June 28, 2019
Complementing the radio station is also the Science360 video collection. From watching the delay of ice-frost formations by using phase-switching liquids to understanding the role of the hippocampus in discerning memory, there’s always a new revelation to be unravelled.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, each video can be embedded on your own personal websites, blogs and social networking pages.
A handy tool for parents and teachers, it will draw students away from mainstream distractions on television and replace light-hearted shows with educational media.
What is space made of, how do we find out, and what is our place in the cosmos? This July, #BroughtToYouByNSF goes behind the scenes to reveal the observations, tech, and people discovering our universe’s secrets. Read more: https://t.co/8s0oVlESML pic.twitter.com/qEWkIqaLQ6
— National Science Foundation (@NSF) July 2, 2019
Paired with the talents of the National Science Foundation, Science360 features continuous audio programming from other contributors, such as Scientific American, Discovery, Nature, NPR and AAAS.
With no set schedule, the airtime for each show is selected at random, so it’s an exciting surprise for both the student and the parent as to what they’ll be listening to next!
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