Lights, Camera, Action . . . It’s Science Friday!by: Linda Tugurian and Margaret R. Blanchard

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Science Friday’s motto “Making Science User-Friendly” was the authors’ inspiration, as was its format for a segment on the morning broadcast at Forest View Elementary School. Patterned after National Public Radio’s Science Friday, this special feature was designed to provide an opportunity for budding scientists to communicate their discoveries to the entire school community. It features student scientists who share their research, observations, class projects, experiments, and natural history collections.

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  • on Mon May 02, 2011 9:38 PM

This article is bound to inspire you to create your own Science News Show or science segment on an existing broadcast. Don't have a schoolwide broadcast? That's OK, the authors will show other means of distribution. As much as you will want to run out and start taping, read thoroughly, the authors describe the background work that needs to come before a student gets to step in front of the camera. The article doesn't go into much detail about digital recording or broadcasting options but that can be found elsewhere, stay tuned here for the evidence of how this project created a science community!

Caryn Meirs  (Smithtown, NY)
Caryn Meirs (Smithtown, NY)

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