When Janet (Wong) and I attended the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) conference last fall, we strolled the booths and were pleased to discover an exhibit featuring Science Friday. SCIENCE Friday? We immediately thought that we should introduce them to POETRY Friday!
Now, we're so pleased to report that Science Friday is featuring a poetry post this week in celebration of National Poetry Month-- and our work in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science is the focus. What a thrill!
You may already be familiar with the amazing resources available at Science Friday, but I hate to say that I was not. I have certainly enjoyed them since! They bill themselves as "brain fun for curious people" and that is exactly right. Their by-line: "Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff." They feature TONS of podcasts and boast 1.5 million listeners on public radio weekly. It all started as a radio show in 1991, but now they also produce awesome videos and original digital content and offer lots and lots of rich educational resources ready-to-go for classroom or family fun.
Janet and I worked with the lovely Xochitl Garcia, Education Program Assistant, and Ariel Zych, Education Manager, to create the educational resources that are up right now here:
Scientific Inquiry With Poetry (Gr. 3-5)
Now for more focus on POETRY Friday, head on over to Writing the World for Kids where Laura is hosting our party!