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Pulse of the Planet


Found In: science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Pulse of the Planet is a daily science program aired on radio. The program and its related resources are available online for listening and downloading.

Daily Audio Programs are posted on the homepage. A program can be downloaded as an MP3, and a link to its transcript is provided. An archive of daily programs includes all programs aired between 1991-present.

This Month’s Feature Story is a feature story with images that elaborates a Pulse of the Planet story. An archive houses features from 1997-present. The feature for September, for instance, is “A Sense Of Curiosity,” which looks at the recent landing of the latest Mars rover.

Pulse Picks are more in-depth multimedia explorations. For example, Australian Cloud Forest follows scientists studying animal life in the mountainous rainforest of Northeast Australia. A Pulse Pick index lists other stories.

Educator Resources is a collection of K-12 lesson plans. Teachers can browse by grade level. Lessons are also organized by theme. The biomimicry theme is a group of 8 lessons for grades 3-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

The website requires free registration.

 

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