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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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Trust or Not to Trust: Fostering Critical Dialogue in Science
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Join Ariel Zych, along with journalists and educators from public radio’s Science Friday and Share My Lesson, as we break down the common missteps of...
Test the Finger Wrinkle Hypothesis - Biology Lesson
  • 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...
Cephalopod Diversity Playlist
  • 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...
Create a disease map using real data
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...
Smelly Bats - Diffusion Activity
  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Here’s a fun lesson plan for Halloween that demonstrates diffusion and the properties of stretchy polymers. Target Grades: 3-5 Subjects : Chemistry,...
To the Bat Cave! Video
  • Science
  • MS, HS
This five minute bat cave video features Bat biologist Nickolay Hristov, of UNC's Center for Design Innovation and Winston-Salem State University. He...
Explosion Math
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...
Experiment with Colored Lenses
  • 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...
Build a Scale Model of a Shipping Container Home
  • 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...
Use Clues to Solve an Ice Mystery
Citing evidence from multiple media resources, as well as their own observations, students will match six different mystery ice types to the place...