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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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Test the Finger Wrinkle Hypothesis - Biology Lesson
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...
Use Clues to Solve an Ice Mystery
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, MS
Citing evidence from multiple media resources, as well as their own observations, students will match six different mystery ice types to the place...
Cephalopod Diversity Playlist
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
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
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
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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
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
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
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...
Build a Scale Model of a Shipping Container Home
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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...
Experiment with Colored Lenses
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 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...
Estimate Pi by Dropping Sticks
The activity is based on an experiment called Buffon’s needle. In the 18th century, a mathematician determined that you can approximate pi by...