Science Friday

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.

For 25 years, we’ve introduced top scientists to public radio listeners and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we’re more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. Our educational resources -- created by Science Friday staff and partners -- provide fun and engaging ways to bring cutting-edge science, math, and engineering into the classroom through hands-on experiments and active learning strategies.

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.

For 25 years, we’ve introduced top scientists to public radio listeners and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we’re more than just a radio show. We produce award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. Our educational resources -- created by Science Friday staff and partners -- provide fun and engaging ways to bring cutting-edge science, math, and engineering into the classroom through hands-on experiments and active learning strategies.

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  • Science
  • Middle School
What causes your fingers to wrinkle in the tub? Do fingers wrinkles help you grip wet objects? After learning about the nervous system response that...
  • Science
  • MS, HS
Let's celebrate Cephalopods! They’re quick, clever, and masters of disguise. Some people find them scary, some cute, and others think they’re just...
In this Common Core aligned activity students will use real data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to map the prevalence of a...
Science Friday
Updated: 
2016
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Here’s a fun lesson plan for Halloween that demonstrates diffusion and the properties of stretchy polymers.
Science Friday
Updated: 
2016
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
This five minute video features Bat biologist Nickolay Hristov, of UNC's Center for Design Innovation and Winston-Salem State University, develops...
A tortoise, student, Usain Bolt, and car running away from a lava flow

Credit: W Flemming

Science Friday
Updated: 
2018
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Standards aligned
Let’s imagine that you, a self-driving car, Bertie the World’s Fastest Tortoise, and Usain Bolt are all hanging out in the same town listening to...
  • Math
  • Middle School
Students are introduced to shipping container home construction and design their own 3D scale model of a shipping container home made from cut-out...
  • Science
  • Middle School
Colored lenses change our perception of the world’s colors by acting like filters: they absorb all colors of light except for whatever color the...
Citing evidence from multiple media resources, as well as their own observations, students will match six different mystery ice types to the place...
  • Math
  • MS, HS
The activity is based on an experiment called Buffon’s needle. In the 18th century, a mathematician determined that you can approximate pi by...